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We have a very exciting opportunity hosted by the ES program to learn from a Hamilton alum about Extinction Rebellion (XR). Greg Schwedock ’10 (info below) is coming all the way from NYC to speak about XR and its actions regarding civil disobedience. If you are interested in learning about and potentially participating in high-risk actions, please make sure you come.
 
Open to the public Thursday, 10/3
 7-9:30pm  Hamilton College Science Center Rm. G042  
If you plan on attending, please register using this signup form
Hope to see you there.
In solidarity,
JB
 
Gregory Schwedock ’10 (@GregSchwedock) has been in the climate *emergency* movement since 2014 when he took on a leadership position with The Climate Mobilization (TCM) managing critical roles in tech and organizing. He helped create and guide the Hoboken and Montgomery County Maryland TCM chapters which in 2017 respectively passed the first city and county climate emergency declarations in the US.

When Extinction Rebellion reached out to spread beyond the UK, he set up international and US infrastructure for XR.  Later, he convened the XR NYC chapter that in just half a year experienced rapid grassroots growth and visibility including over 300 direct action arrests, accounting for over a third of XR’s arrests outside the UK, and the passage of an NYC declaration of climate emergency. He spearheaded the climbing actions the local group has become known for.

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