ABOUT THE CAFE
The Oxford Democracy Café held its inaugural meeting in July 2018. At this meeting we raised questions about:
What could a ‘new democracy’ mean?
What role does democracy have in a networked world?
How should democracy in this country change?
The Democracy Café has now become a regular place / space for people to come together to discuss issues and ideas about democracy, and how to use them locally and nationally to work towards a better society.
All opinions are heard respectfully, debated, explored and challenged.
Topics discussed so far:
ODC 2 Participative Democracy
ODC 3 Is the existing political party system good for democracy?
ODC 4 Citizens' Assemblies
ODC 5 Gender Democracy
ODC 6 Local Democracy
ODC 8 Democracy in difficult times
ODC 9 How can we support democracy during the general election campaign?
ODC 10 What now for Democracy?
ODC 11 A manifesto for Local Democracy (cancelled due to COVID19)
ODC 12 No going back....
ODC 13 How do you get your voice heard?
ODC 7 was a listening project in Templar Square
ODC 4 on Citizens' Assemblies led to the setting up of OxCAN (The Oxford Citizens' Assembly Network) which aims to raise awareness about the role of citizens' assemblies as an approach to doing democracy differently and to promote good practice. More immediately it is now supporting the City Council to hold Oxford's first ever citizens' assembly.
Citizens' Assemblies OxCAN
Meetings take place every couple of months on Saturday mornings somewhere in the city.
Please join us.
Date: 19th September 2020
Time: 10.30 - 12.00
Theme: Sharing of ideas
Dates of future meetings:
21st Nov 2020