Join Chris Wilson and Adam Meehan on February 14th for our first dinner event of 2018, exploring digital inclusion, what it means for our local community, and implications for our democracy now and into the future. RSVP and more info here: https://d4dfeb2018.eventbrite.com.au. Continue reading
Localising Leanganook’s next community conversation on February 4th – Political economy of housing and real estate with Warwick Smith. This event is the first in a series about affordable, ecological and socially-just housing.
Democracy4Dinner was established by and for locals in Mt Alexander Shire and surrounds to ‘share the burden of democracy’ by working together to become more informed and engaged citizens.
We have started this journey through running events where a member of our group nominates a topic, prepare readings and a 15min presentation, and then they share what they have learned over dinner, followed by thoughtful group conversation. The topics range from policy, social, economic and environmental issues, as well as new models for democracy. Impact is explored both at a local and national level.
We’re now looking to build on these events and starting sharing some of the outcomes, as well as other ideas, through this blog.
Contributions are welcome from any member of the group or other people who simply want to contribute through writing.
If you are interested in writing a blog for this website and newsletter mailing list, please contact Lexi Randall-L’Estrange via email@example.com.
A very special D4D event this month where we welcome Aboriginal leader Rodney Carter who will explore what a treaty with Indigenous Australians means, and why it is important from a Traditional Owner’s perspective. Continue reading
What: Zero-net energy villages and rural regions across Europe, Scandinavia and the UK with Taryn Lane
When: Sunday November 19th, 5.00pm
Where: Ray Bradfield room, Castlemaine, between IGA car park and Victory park
RSVP and cost: This is a free event, no RSVP required Continue reading