Julian Roger Hallam is a Welsh environmental activist and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion.
Extinction Rebellion originated in the United Kingdom at a meeting of activists including Gail Bradbrook, Roger Hallam and Simon Bramwell in April 2018. Extinction Rebellion has the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and social and ecological collapse.
Citing inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy, the suffragettes and the civil rights movement, Extinction Rebellion aims to instil a sense of urgency to prevent further "climate breakdown" and a sixth mass extinction.
Many activists in the movement accept arrest and imprisonment. The movement uses a stylised, circled hourglass, known as the extinction symbol, to serve as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species.
In this session, Julian will discuss the motives and activities of the movement to date.
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