INVITATION TO THE RISEUP!
This is a peaceful uprising against a destructive system. We want to build a mass movement. This is the last chance to create system change in time. The occupation is a space of our resistance. We will introduce people to Civil Disobedience, share knowledge and empower people to rebel against the destructive system peacefully and decisively.
In particular, we want to bring together FLINTA* (female, lesbians, intersex, non-binary, trans* and A-gender people), Bipoc (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) people and other marginalised and discriminated groups and empower them to take strong roles also in the media public sphere. These groups are affected by discrimination worldwide and the climate crisis is adding to the suffering. It is usually much more difficult for them to stand up for their livelihoods and needs in structures that are riddled with discrimination. They have been resisting this for centuries.
White supremacy, colonialist structures and patriarchy lead to land grabs and genocides of indigenous groups. The ecological knowledge of indigenous people is not recognised and, moreover, is increasingly lost with the displacement of indigenous people. FLINTA* worldwide do most of the work in agriculture. However, they themselves own only a small part of the agricultural land over which they are allowed to have self-determination. The global South has already been affected for decades by dramatic consequences of the climate crisis such as severe weather disasters and rising sea levels. BIPoC’s home and culture is thus being destroyed by the massive emissions of the global north in particular. FLINTA*-BIPoC are therefore affected by multiple discrimination.
With our actions, we stand in solidarity with FLINTA* and BIPoC worldwide against capitalist and colonialist exploitation and oppression.
To overcome this toxic system, the privileged people of our global society have to acknowledge their responsibility. But this does not happen on its own. The governments of the Western countries, however, promote with their policies the toxic system that leads to oppression and death of millions.
We will be a thorn in the side of this toxic system with the occupation. We will not stop drawing attention to the consequences of our government’s actions. We demand change where it is needed and even an eviction will not stop us.
We will remain peaceful, but we will still experience repression from the state. We want to show these. We want to show the injustices we face and create images that will plant criticism of the system in the minds of those around and watching. We want people to see the violence and what is being done to us and wonder if it is justified, given the plight we are in and which we just want to point out.
You are a FLINTA* or part of another discriminated group? Connect, empower each other and don’t let them take away your place in the front rows. We will also make sure that these places belong to you. In addition, we will organise safe spaces in the FLINTA* and BIPOC tents and spaces where we can come together with lower barriers, network and empower each other.
This way we can prepare for joint FLINTA* actions during the occupation. Joint FLINTA* actions, where only FLINTA* make decisions, can empower and strengthen us. For these actions, there will be regular FLINTA* plenaries and rounds. In addition, these meetings will have a special role in decision-making in the occupation.
Throughout history, FLINTA* persons have played leading roles in the struggle for justice and social change, even though often only cis-male representatives of the respective movement gain notoriety. That’s why we consciously want to put FLINTA* people in the foreground at RiseUp.
Power to FLINTA* worldwide!
If you would like to join us, support us with the organisation in advance or on the spot, or network with like-minded people, please contact us by email email@example.com! We are looking forward to seeing you!
It is important to us that families, parents and children feel comfortable at RiseUp, have fun and have the opportunity to participate with creative and colourful actions. Children embody the future and open people’s hearts.
For this purpose, we organise family-friendly contact points during the festival and during RiseUp, play offers as well as colourful events and actions. We are also working on ideas to make even more parents aware of the climate crisis. More information about the offers for children and families will follow soon.
We want to create a world that is still worth living in for future generations. A world in which the earth’s ecosystems are in balance and people have found sustainable forms of society. For this, we need a radical change in the system, and to achieve this, we need many families to join us in our efforts.
If you would like to help us organise the event in advance or on site, if you have questions or just want to network with other parents, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org! We look forward to seeing you!
In solidarity with…
The following groups are in solidarity with RiseUp! and see themselves as supporters of the registered protests:
What can you do?
Who do you invite to RiseUp! personally?
Organise bike tours, marches, buses and rallies to get there from your city!
Organise and hold open meetings, teach-ins and talks on collapse.
We need art and music! We oppose the collapse with joie de vivre! And we can use „laughivism“ to create songs, embarrassing sculptures, caricatures, for example. Or would you prefer a modern theatre performance? There are no limits to your creativity!
You can’t do anything without a crass cast infrastructure, kitchen, set-up and supplies.
Offer training and reflection rooms as a basis for work for everyone.
Contribute to our creative media work: Impressive videos, graphics, pictures, icons and texts will engage people.
Painting buildings, climbing, tripods, opening asphalt & planting trees, colourful blockades, building bicycle lanes, … – you’ll think of something! Or how about sit-ins in the lobby office, standing up on a plane, train talks in Berlin subways, critical masses, Rebellion Of Ones?