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 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 10.00 - 12.00 somewhere in the city. Please join us.
Date: 14th September 2019
Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: St Clement's Family Centre , Cross St OX4 1DA
Theme: Democracy in difficult times
Dates of future meetings:
9th Nov 2019
11th Jan 2020