Talk Series: 19 January - Peter Macfadyen

Tuesday 19th January: The Upside of Down. An optimists view on creating a democracy and why we need to.

Online 19:30-20:30 Book here
Talk by Peter Macfadyen, founder of the Flatpack Democracy movement. In pandemic Britain many people have discovered new ways to help their communities. Why not make working together for the benefit of all the residents permanent? Since 2011 the Flatpack Democracy movement has shown that, by standing as a group of independent local councillors working closely together, people all over the country can and do steer their local councils to thrive and prosper, democratically. Now, more than ever, we have the chance to refocus our local councils on what really matters to us and our neighbours. With many local elections postponed until 2021 we've got time to get prepared. Peter Macfadyen's book "Flatpack Democracy" is a practical guide to doing this, based on his experience of creating a council of independent councillors in Frome.

Book here to receive the Zoom link; the talk is free, donations welcome. This is the first talk in a new online talk series "Transition to a Better Future" organised by Transition Cambridge, with topics ranging from democracy and nature to imagination, water, food, art, and energy. Full details here.

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