(Being the Change Affinity Network)

The XR Being the Change Affinity Network (XR-BCAN) is a new formation of groups and peoples determined to make good on the potential of Extinction Rebellion, by helping bring together a growing network of communities of resistance in unifying people's power to win true planet repairs. Not by demanding psycopathic governments and elites change, but by Being the Change we as a global family need, the true liboratory change that has been fought for through generations of resistance throughout the world - especially within our Indigneous and Global South communities. We are based in the UK and from here seek to bridge North to South in direct, meaningful and power building relationships of action learning internationalist solidarity.


There is much more of course and as such, we invite you to watch our initial Strategy talks below:

  Strategy Talk - Day 1                                                Strategy Talks - Day 2

             Strategy Talk - Day 3                                       Introductory Thought Shower    

Seedpod Open.png

And after you've watched, make sure you open up the    

BCAN Seedpod   

and start exploring many of   

the resources behind our     

thinking and work.               

This is a time for active    

curiosity and this is an  

invitation to            


Seedpod Closed.png
Seedpod Open.png

Who is initiating BCAN?
Drawing on their shared experiences within XR and much more, there are 7 founding members of the network - who are:

- Gail Bradbrook (top), co-founder of Extinction Rebellion  
- Kofi Mawuli Klu (top left), co-founder of Stop the Ma'angamizi and XR Internationalist Solidarity Network (XRISN)
- Skeena Rathor (centre), co-founder of XR Visionary Cultures
- Esther Stanford-Xosei (top right), co-founder of Stop the Ma'angamizi and XR Internationalist Solidarity Network (XRISN)
- Kobina Jerry Amokwandoh (bottom left), Affinity Youth Network (AYN), Global Majority Vs

- Stuart Basden (bottom right), co-founder of Extinction Rebellion
- Robin Ellis-Cockcroft (bottom), co-founder of XR Youth and RYSE – Radical Youth Space 4 Educations

image (13).png

Follow BCAN and Get in Touch
Many thanks and blessings to our family at XRISN for hosting this page - please do follow our socials to stay up to date and message us here - click for form - if you are interested in finding out more!

  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Blog
  • TikTok

BCAN Blogs