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What is Good Citizenship for Our Times?


Roger Hallam, co-founder and strategist of extinction rebellion will share his fascinating story of what brought him to help set up the world's largest climate crisis civil disobedience organisation.

We need to ask deep fundamental questions about our current and future existence. What it means to be a good, and a responsible citizen when your government is facilitating the mass murder of the next generation by refusing to stop the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. Roger will share his fascinating story of what brought him to help set up the world’s largest climate crisis civil disobedience organisation. He will outline the results of years of research on how to rapidly change politics through mass participation nonviolent action. He will explain what it takes to mobilise millions of people we now need to prevent the worst of what is to come now the climate and ecological breakdown is upon us.

Roger has been an organic vegetable farmer in Wales for twenty years and attributes the destruction of his business to the extreme weather events of the past two decades. He has spent the last five years undertaking field research at King’s College, London on how to create social movement mobilisation and design effective mass civil disobedience. He is a co-founder and strategist for Extinction Rebellion. He has been arrested for nonviolent action many times, been to prison and undertaken two hunger strikes. He recently published a book ‘Common Sense for the 21st Century’, which sets out a practical plan for the removal of the political class which is now incapable of dealing with the absolute emergency we now all face. Roger is in ongoing rebellion against the British government due to its criminal inaction on the crisis.


Event Details

6 May 2020 -
6 May 2020
16:00 - 17:00
Leeds International Festival Village, The Tetley
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