Conversation Cafe: Engaging with Democracy


Sunday 15th of March 2020 8:00 pm

To be effective at working together to address the world’s most wicked problems of climate change, consumption, waste and fragile communities we need to meet, engage and share what we are doing and how we can make it more powerful. Simple problems can be solved by individuals, complex problems require complex solutions put in action by groups and communities.

That’s what the conversation café is all about. It’s a space where we can talk about what we are doing, ask for support on those things that are causing us problems and dig in to how we can utilise transition culture to move to a resilient, sustainable and equitable future.

Each month we choose a different focus to guide our conversations, that touch on ideas of inner transition, real democracy, ‘hot’ issues or the opportunity to learn more about what Transition and other sustainability groups are doing around the country

This month we are going to look at how we engage with democracy. This could be at many different levels from how you can push the narrative and engage effectively with your local council to how new approaches to the democratic process can be a form of activism itself. We are hoping to have some very special guest to help us have this conversation but this is something that has long been a challenge to local groups all over the country so we will let the discussion go where it needs to.

To be part of this meeting simply follow the link below on Sunday 15th March 8pm AEDT (Qld 7pm, SA 7.30pm, WA 5pm, NT 6.30pm )

Or you can go to and click ‘join a meeting’ then enter the meeting ID number 915310583

The Conversation café is hosted in an online ‘zoom’ platform which enables connection regardless of distance. Each month has a new web-link which will lead you straight to the forum. We explain how to use the software at the beginning of the session so whether you are a technological native or a first timer you will be looked after. We recommend that you use headphones and microphone (like the ones that generally come with your mobile) as this reduces background noise.

If you have any questions about this session, or to let us know you intend to participate, email


Sunday 15th of March 2020
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wherever you are, VIC 3071


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Affiliated Groups
Transition Australia

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