At Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) The Big One, women from the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign, Newham Disability Reps Forum and WinVisible are part of the Women Care! Women’s Speak Out on Friday 21 April:
- 1pm at Downing St. Join us in person on Friday or contact us before to contribute a WhatsApp message. More info below. Disability access here. #WomenCare!
For those of us at home, the main XR events will be livestreamed on YouTube here.
And we’re taking part in:
- 12-2 People’s picket of the Department for Work and Pensions, Caxton House, Tothill St, London SW1H 9NA. By Disabled Rebels Network (DRN) with DPAC; XR Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire; XR Grandparents & Elders.
- 12.20 – WinVisible women speaking.
Nearest accessible tube stations are Westminster (and Waterloo if Westminster is closed).
And next week Tuesday 25 April:
- 12-2 Vigil at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL
Stop benefit deductions by energy companies and the DWP without consent! Support Helen Timson’s legal challenge. Held by Fuel Poverty Action, DPAC and others. Early vigil 9.15am-10.15am and again on Wed 26 April. More info here
Women Care! Join the Women’s Speak Out
at XR’s The Big One, Friday 21 April, 1pm,
Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA
XR’s The Big One – four days of actions 21-24 April to bring together 100,000 people around Parliament to get this government to act on the climate emergency.
On Friday – “Unite to Survive” day – diverse networks of mothers, grandmothers, other carers and people with disabilities will speak out on refusing poverty, the devaluing of caring and cuts in benefits. The government wants to cut mothers’ and disabled people’s benefits to force us “back to work” regardless of needs, wishes or poverty wages – stealing our survival entitlements to enrich fossil fuel polluters and other destructive industries. Raising children and coping with disability and ill-health is essential work which should be supported not punished.
Young people and women have been at the forefront of the movement to stop fossil fuels and for climate justice. Come and highlight the obscene profits of industries, massively subsidised by governments, that undermine our health even before birth, impoverish us and threaten our very survival, starting with mothers and children of colour/working class in the Global South as well as in the poorest areas of the Global North.
Come and join us – speak out about your issue! All welcome to this exciting event!
Invest in caring not killing,
Planning group includes women from Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign; East London Unite Community; Global Women’s Strike; Justice for Bristol Protesters; Mothers’ Manifesto; Nanas Against Fracking; Newham Disability Reps Forum; Single Mothers’ Self-Defence; WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities); Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike; XRUK programming; and individuals from around the UK as well as from Payday men’s network.