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Extinction Rebellion Resources


Local Group Pack

  • Why run an assembly
  • What to think about before launching your assembly
  • What training and support is available


We’d love to know if you are planning a Community Assembly in your local area so that we can support you with any questions, expert advice and possibly facilitation. Please fill in this form Community Asssembly Form to let us know about your assembly!

Please join our Community Assembly Sharing Telegram group to ask questions, meet other Extinction Rebellion local groups organising assemblies and share your experiences.

Denise, XR Gardener for Wales and part of the Community Assembly Working Group, is offering weekly online drop-in session on Fridays, at 3 pm for people planning community assemblies who want to share ideas and ask questions. Please join on this Zoom link .

Community Assembly Manual

  • How to plan and organise your assembly
  • How to decide on an assembly question
  • How to facilitate and moderatean assembly
  • How to follow up an assembly

Community Assembly Trainings & Calls

Community Assembly Escalation Planning

Community Assemblies are part of a bigger plan for Extinction Rebellion. This is a strategy through which we escalate (particularly our 3rd Demand) from local assemblies, all the way up to Westminster. The escalation begins from organising our local Community Assemblies, through occupying uncooperative local Authorities, where local groups can get sufficient support from allies. The aim is to achieve a tipping point of local support that pushes the conversation about a Citizen's Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice to reach Westminster ears. This can only come from the grassroots, i.e. us the people.

We know our political systems are broken. Imagine a proven plan to make sure the interests of people and nature are taken into careful consideration in all decisions. Imagine decision making where no one is left behind and we transition together, collaboratively to a healthier, fairer society.

XR's vision is that over coming months, dozens of government and authority buildings will be occupied all over the country, with the simple demand to follow the recommendations of their local community assembly on important issues.

We wrote a 2 page introducer of how your Escalation Plan could happen in 5 steps to guide you to make this 'people power' vision a reality where you live and work. Read XR's Escalation Plan Overview

See XR's Community Assembly Escalation Plan slideshow

Introduction to the Community Assembly Escalation Plan. YouTube October 2023 recording of the open call

Combined Authorities map for consideration of engagement of politicians and officers in your community assembly or escalation plans Map link

If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact your regional/national Gardener, who supports local groups, or email