Invoke Democracy Now – a New Group Inspiring Wider Public Discussion of Brexit and Democracy
London, United Kingdom, July 14, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- A new group, Invoke Democracy Now, has been set up to inspire people to hold public discussions on the key issues raised by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. The group’s work is particularly focused on the impact of the vote on our democratic processes.
Invoke Democracy Now aims to bring together people from a wide range of personal and political backgrounds to discuss these issues – people from Leave and Remain, from left and right. The group’s initiators wish to see Article 50 invoked promptly and intend to share their views through public meetings. But – in keeping with the spirit of democracy – the group is also adamant these meetings should be open to contributions from a wide range of speakers and contributions from the floor.
The group’s first meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday 14th July 2016 at the Rich Mix arts venue in Bethnal Green: Rich Mix 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA
Tickets are £3 for students (with ID card) and £5 full price.
Speakers include: Adam Lake – Out & Proud LGBT group
Pasha Khandaker – Bangladesh Caterers Association
Claire Fox – Director, Institute of Ideas
Kunle Olulode – Speaking in a personal capacity
Rafe Heydel-Mankoo – Poles for Britain
Mark Hill – Living Lightly/Green Leaves
Munira Mirza – Former Deputy London Mayor for Education and Culture
Matthew Phillips – Beautiful Corporations, ex-advisor to
Christina Figueres at the United Nations
Brendan O'Neill – Editor, Spiked Online
Don Levett – Writer; author of ‘It Took Another Riot’, the report of the Mayor’s Independent Panel on Tottenham
Fawzi Ibrahim – Trade unionist
Dr Lee Jones – Senior lecturer in international politics at Queen Mary, University of London
NB: The speakers have been invited to share their personal views by Invoke Democracy Now and at time of writing are not members of the group.
Further Invoke Democracy Now meetings are planned across the UK.
The group welcomes enquiries via Facebook from people who would like to set up a meeting in their area.
Invoke Democracy Now Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/524987837686001/
Media enquiries: Invokedemocracy@gmail.com