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Experiments in Democracy Part Two - Open Space Discussion

  • Friends Meeting House Jesus Lane Cambridge, CB5 8BS United Kingdom (map)

This Open Space event follows on from the introductory "Experiments in Democracy" event taking place on 3 March 2016, which features speakers from 38 Degrees, Reboot Democracy, Independents for Frome, and Cambridge City Council. However previous attendance at the first event is not required!

Why, when climate change is evidently a pressing issue with potentially disastrous consequences for our planet and all its inhabitants, have we been unable to enact the changes required at either local or national levels? Couldthe problem lie in our system of governance, e.g. insufficient political will to take unpopular decisions in the face of short-term periods in office, or a dysfunctional system which doesn't allow politicians to follow the will of the people they represent?

This"open space" style discussion will focus on the question: "How can we improve our democracy?" Participants are invited to bring along particular topics/issues/ideas they feel strongly about or simply come along with an open mind to take part in the discussions.

There will be at least one group discussing how to stand as an independent candidate in the upcoming city council elections. 

All are welcome to this free event (suggested donation of£2-4 to cover costs will be collected on the night).

This event is co-organised by Transition Cambridge, 38 Degrees Cambridge and Pivotal - Cambridge Festival of Change.

Thank you to Alan Rogerson for the event image: