Be Heard! Great Ways to Take Action

 September 10th, 2019 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM | CIC Venture Cafe – Kendall Square


At our May BASG event, we came together as a community to group brainstorm shovel-ready ideas for Massachusetts to implement the Green New Deal. Now it’s time to tap into your inner activist and find your way toward taking action. In September, we bring together several organizations that are very effective at getting things done to share different ways to get heard – to champion forward your ideas or the great work of others.

EXTINTION REBELLION Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse. In his book Falter, Bill McKibben calls non-violent resistent one of the two key technologies critical in addressing the climate crisis. We welcome the Boston chapter to tell us how we can engage in civil disobedience.

350MA.ORG – Massachusetts and A Better Future project are active on many fronts. Joining us will be Larry Rosenberg, active in 350 MA and Elders Climate Action. He helps coordinate a letters-to-the-editor team. Larry will tell us how to write effective letters to the editor and why they matter.

Claire Mueller of Toxics Action Center will talk about how to be active in our local communities to drive policy change. Claire is the Lead Community Organizer and Climate Justice Director at Toxics Action Center. In that role, Claire provides organizing support, facilitation and training to more than thirty grassroots groups teaching community leaders to plan winning campaigns, hone their message and materials, build their group, fundraise, garner media attention and more. Claire is a founder and co-coordinator of the statewide coalition of more than 150 groups working to further climate justice policy and foster local clean energy campaigns.

We’ve invited others to talk to us about how to run for office, how to get the attention of policy-makers, and what highly-effective protesting tactics look like.

Join us for another great BASG line-up!

Your BASG Organizers:
Carol, Holly, Tilly, Eric, and Amy