15 Nov
XR Talk – What is a Citizens' Assembly
Café MadaMe, Mehringplatz 10, 10969 Berlin

Citizens' Assembly Talk

Extinction Rebellion's third demand is that Government must create and be led by the decisions of a citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological justice.

What is a citizens' assembly and why do we want one on the climate and ecological emergency? Why does Extinction Rebellion believe that it's our only hope to create the radical change needed to deal with this emergency?

Come find out about this form of deliberative democracy with Joe Mac, a qualified XR UK Citizens' Assembly speaker.

Last half hour: PA workshop

A People's Assembly (PA) will be run in the last half hour for those interested. Attendees will discuss one of the proposed topics related to climate and ecological crisis within small discussion groups (deliberation) and the main outcomes/recommendations will be presented to the assembly. All PA outcomes (people's wishes in terms of necessary changes to society/economy/behaviour etc.) will be registered in a document and may be regularly posted on a website. Some topics will be preceded by short science/statistical information before deliberation.

The People's Assembly is a group deliberation process, as is the Citizens' Assemby, but smaller with a shorter duration, more informal, and members self-select themselves to participate. It is a way of seeing democracy in motion
 on the streets, where people can begin to reclaim power and address what global politics and the system that drives it is failing to do. The People's Assembly is often used as a democratic decision making tool by XR, and is or has been used by other grass roots movements such as the Occupy movement, the Mouvement des gilets jaunes, the US Civil rights movement, the Arab Spring etc.

[PowerPoint presentation and talk in English]

08 Nov

18:00 - 19:30

Café MadaMe, Mehringplatz 10, 10969 Berlin
15 Nov

18:00 - 19:30

Café MadaMe, Mehringplatz 10, 10969 Berlin
22 Nov

18:00 - 19:30

Café MadaMe, Mehringplatz 10, 10969 Berlin
29 Nov

18:00 - 19:30

Café MadaMe, Mehringplatz 10, 10969 Berlin
06 Dez

18:00 - 19:30

Café MadaMe, Mehringplatz 10, 10969 Berlin
13 Dez

18:00 - 19:30

Café MadaMe, Mehringplatz 10, 10969 Berlin

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