How to contact us

XR Leeds Contact List

(Last updated 11th May 2020)

XR Leeds is made up of affinity groups (small groups that are created for a specific action or event), local postcode groups and working groups (small groups that focus on specific areas for XR Leeds such as arts, finance etc)

Each working group has their own preferences on how they communicate, so scroll down to see each working group we have currently and what’s the best way to contact them.

All of our groups are always looking for new members who’d like to get involved so please feel free to contact them directly using the contact details listed for each group.

Leedsxr@protonmail.com If you can’t find the information you need 🙂

Local coordinator(s)

Lydia – lydiaxr@protonmail.com


Actions

Coordinator:

Lydia

Contact:

lydiaxr@protonmail.com

We plan nonviolent direct actions, civil disobedience and all sorts of protests/demos. These are anything from disrupting council meetings to protest against the expansion of Leeds Bradford airport (which we did recently!), to die-ins, swarming and extended actions such as Project Mushroom (the big yellow boat!). They all vary in complexity, creativity and ‘arrestability’ (you do not have to be an arrestable to help plan things!), so we need all types of people to get involved! No experience needed!

There’s a Signal chat for communicating – just get in touch and we can add you ..


Arts

Coordinators:

  • Christopher
  • Saraya
  • Alice

Contact:

Leeds.XRArts@gmail.com

The arts group covers pretty much anything arts – from craftivism, placards and banners to community art projects and art blocking. We hope to organise artsy events and workshops that all can get involved with and liaise with other working groups to help with anything they may need from us

WhatsApp Groupchat: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Iysm3CsY34i15sG7R0B4az

Facebook Group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/2431345006943329/?ref=group_browse


Internal Communications

Coordinators

  • Keith
  • Nick
  • Paul
  • Juliet

Contact:

Xrleedscomms@protonmail.com

Our group is trying to make XR internal communications work effectively and be as accessible to as many people as feasible.

WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/E1gTuiHL6ZoHlEJAOWx2Qh


Communities

Coordinators:

José

Contact:

xr_communitywg@protonmail.com

We focus on long-term constructive action to build a foundation of trust with local communities, this helps foster an environment of inclusivity and support which seeks to nourish the movement as it grows.

We have some very exciting projects and partnerships heading into the new decade! If you would like to get involved please get in touch, or perhaps you have some great ideas you’d like to share with us?

There’s a Signal chat for communicating – just get in touch and we can add you ..


Families

Coordinator:

Lizzi

Contact:

Events, meetings and support for parents & families within XR Leeds. We meet on the first Sunday of every month, and are planning lot’s of child-friendly actions and events.

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613533502720486/


Fashion

Coordinators:

  • Grace
  • Elizabeth

With the fashion industry set to expand by 81% in the next 10 years, XR Fashion Leeds is group working to educate, boycott and offer alternatives to an industry that is one of the largest contributors to climate breakdown.

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423453674462455/


Finance

Coordinators:

  • Judith
  • Ross

Contact:

XRleedsfinance@protonmail.com

Managing the money of XR Leeds, making sure it is all transparent and just. A very important job!


Fundraising

Coordinators:

OPEN POSITION

We DESPERATELY need some fundraising people! To run everything from stalls to open mics to big events, and anything else you can think of… PLEASE email leedsxr@protonmail.com if you’d like to get involved in this!


Media & Messaging  

Coordinators:

Contact:

xrleedsmedia@protonmail.com

The media group supports XR Leeds through photography, videography and documentary making, as well as providing writing, images and graphic design when required. This group runs the social media channels, making sure they are active and engaging. We also communicate with journalists and news media regarding actions and events.


Music

Coordinators:

  • Lewis
  • Joe

The music group organises music events, and supports other groups with power, sound and artists. We find opportunities for the hundreds of supporting artists to perform at rallies, marches and fundraisers. The Roadblock soundsystem sub-group are planning an XR tour of the North.

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374729693377070/


Outreach

Coordinators:

  • Jon (Heading for Extinction talk)
  • Sally
  • Helen

Contact:

XRLeedsOutreach@protonmail.com

The Leeds XR Outreach working group aims to connect Leeds XR with as many individuals and communities as we can, by means of leafleting, street and event stalls, personal conversations, and by delivering the Heading for Extinction talk to the public (for which we also train rebels).

There is a Signal chat for communicating – just get in touch and we can add you ..


Red Rebels

Coordinators:

Ruth

Contact:

redrebelsleeds@protonmail.com

Red Rebels Leeds are part of a national movement of performers who seek to draw attention to the climate crisis by the use of silent, dramatic and highly visual performances. We run our own actions as well as supporting XR and other environmental actions.

Red Rebels Leeds are part of a national movement of performers who seek to draw attention to the climate crisis by the use of silent, dramatic and highly visual performances. We run our own actions as well as supporting XR and other environmental actions.


Self- Organising Systems

Coordinators:

OPEN POSITION

Contact:

PLEASE email leedsxr@protonmail.com if you’d like to get involved in this!

Making sure the Leeds group can run itself effectively and ensuring that the decentralised model works E.g. planning & facilitating meetings, finding meeting spaces, managing resources, making sure working groups are working with each other well.


Social Justice (& 4th Demand)

Coordinators:

  • Steve
  • Katie
  • Estella

Contact:

xrleedssocialjustice@protonmail.com

A group working towards the adoption of a 4th “just transition” demand, ensuring the values behind this demand are addressed by the group as a whole and how XR Leeds can combat the issues highlighted in the demand. Supporting the decolonisation of our movement, and making sure global and social justice are at the forefront of everything we’re doing.


Wellbeing & Regenerative Culture

Coordinators:

  • Steve
  • Kathryn
  • Liz

Contact:

XRLeedsRegen@protonmail.com

 “Creating a group which is healthy, resilient and adaptable. Focusing on: self care, action care, interpersonal care, community care, people and planet care”

Email us for more info.


External groups


XR Universities (Students)

Coordinators:

  • Estella
  • Isla
  • Emily
  • Katie

Contact:

xrleedsunis@protonmail.com

All things XR for Leeds College & University students, teachers and academics.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/xrleedsunis/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2302741326467605/


XR Youth

Coordinators:

Martha

All things XR Leeds for those born after 1990.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/xryouthleeds/


Youth Strike

The world is finally waking up. Millions of young people are realising it’s now or never and are looking to take action on the climate crisis. This is the group for the Leeds branch of the international movement trending under the #YouthStrike4Climate and #FridaysForFuture hashtags. Following the actions of 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg in Sweden, we strike every month on a Friday.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LeedsYS4C/


GALBA (Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport)

Coordinators:

  • Ian
  • Nick
  • Keith

Contact:

GalbaUK@protonmail.com

Website –  www.galba.uk

Stop Airport Expansion! GALBA is a coalition of local groups and individuals who oppose plans for the airport to double its passenger numbers and double its emissions in the next ten years. We need your support – raising funds to make a legal challenge, joining protests, giving out leaflets, lobbying councillors and MPs. 


Our Future Leeds

Coordinator:

Dave

Contact:

ourfutureleeds@gmail.com

This is an emergency – be part of the response! A people-powered movement to create a sustainable, liveable, socially just city.