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Democracy is not a spectator sport





EVENT DETAILS


81 participants

5 panelists

2 MC & facilitation

10 support event volunteers

6.45pm - 9pm, Thursday 13th Feb

Sustainable Living Festival

@Tradeshall, Melbourne, Australia


PANELISTS


Lidia Thorpe, climate justice

Tim Hollo, climate democracy

Adam Jacoby, democracy

Sonia Randhawa, renewing democracy

Iain Walker, citizen’s assemblies


MC & FACILITATION


Matt Wicking

Pru Gell


AIM OF THE EVENT


To give participants ideas on how they can help renew democracy in these unprecedented times


DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT


Rebooting democracy in the climate crisis


Things you can do:


  • Pay the rent on stolen land

  • www.paytherent.net.au

  • Get to know your neighbours

  • Start building projects with them, cultivate healthy democracy together from the ground up

  • Go analogue - use your time wisely

  • Your time, passion and expertise is the most tangible and valuable thing you have. Join or volunteer with a group that is actively making change happen

  • Recognise our common goals

  • Complex problems require common ground rather than division. We can easily habitually try to impose our will on others, instead start to think about what needs to happen for you to change your mind. A simple action is to speak with someone who holds different views and likely has a different life experience, try not to debate them into submission but to identify areas of agreement

  • Start organising deliberative discussions

  • Create next steps in your community for the times that we're in.

  • You may recognise the need for citizen, community or policy led change, or both!

  • Get in touch if you would like some help

  • Find your role, attend a climate assembly

  • Come to the next Coalition of Everyone’s People’s Assembly to find your role,

  • Check event listings for details







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