Hearing the Voice of Participants: Canberra’s First Citizen’s Juries
Have you heard about the recent ‘citizens juries’ in Canberra (Canberra Times, ABC) ?
Do you wonder how they are run and what it’s like to be a juror in a participatory process like this?
Do you wonder whether juries have any power to impact directly upon the quality of your life and your community?
Here's what an ACT citizen's juror thought: “I‘ve been in Canberra for 40 years, and this is the first time I’ve been able to get my foot in the door of government — hooray! — this is government by the people for the people.”
Do you love food with others and a fun night out?
Do join us !
The use of participatory processes is a huge paradigm shift that empowers citizens to make the decisions about things that will affect our lives and our communities. For most of these processes local citizens are invited randomly to become involved. If you were to have that opportunity, what would it mean to you? Come along to this fun evening to find out how others have experienced the process.
Book today, numbers are limited.
Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 5:20pm for a 5:30pm start, to 8.30pm
Place: Foodish, Belconnen Markets
Cost: $11.39 ($10 + booking fee) — includes an antipasto platter (BYO wine)
This is an evening for hearing the stories of participants of Canberra juries, how they felt about being in the process and about how these processes are working for us in Canberra, and for asking your own questions. (Another one is the Housing Choice Collaboration Hub that is just getting underway.)
Emily Jenke, the co-designer and facilitator of DemocracyCo, jurors and other participants will be presenting their stories. And we’ll hear their stories while sharing delicious food, meeting new people and generally having a good time.
The setup will be cafe style with a number of tables surrounded by chairs.