Forums @ Civic Hall is pleased to be partnering with the Participatory Budgeting Project for “Democracy Beyond Elections: A New Deal For Our Broken Democracy” on June 24th from 6:00-8:30 PM.
Tickets are free for members (look out in members emails and on slack for the code) or $10 for non-members. They are also free to friends of the Participatory Budgeting Project.
We are convening to build support for a democracy that deepens participation and civic engagement beyond and between elections, and creates a pipeline for diverse and equitable community leadership. Come to learn about top new models of participatory democracy, including Ireland’s National Citizen Assembly, Scotland’s Community Empowerment Act, Spain’s Decide Madrid, and New York City’s Civic Engagement Commission and Participatory Budgeting. Be inspired by how community and government leaders from these programs have used participatory democracy to equitably reshape government policy and spending on issues such as abortion, climate change, and transportation.
In advance of the project, we are also hosting a lunch and learn at Civic Hall on June 12th from 12:00-2:00 PM with Alexa Kasdan, a researcher who helped author a report with the Participatory Budgeting Project that highlights new examples of participatory democracy from around the world.