Holywell Trust – City Centre Forum A Citizens’ Assembly for Local Issues

08 March 2018

Through the Holywell Trust Good Relations Programme (supported through the Central Good Relations Fund of The Executive Office) Holywell Trust is holding a City Centre Forum on the theme ‘A Citizens’ Assembly for Local Issues’. Delivered in partnership with Community Dialogue and North West Community Network.

When & Where
This event will be held on:
Date: Tuesday 20 March
Time: 12.30 – 5.00pm
Venue: HOLYWELL – DiverseCity Community Partnership, 10-12 Bishop Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PW

The purpose of the session is to look into the possibility of forming a Citizens’ Assembly for the Derry City and Strabane District Council area to allow local people to look into issues of importance to the local community and give local ownership and influence to solutions.

Participants at the City Centre Forum will hear from a number of different speakers who will help to set the scene for the discussion.

The programme for the day is

Time

Activity

Speaker

12.30-1.00pm

Lunch

Jim O’Neill – Community Dialogue

1pm-1.15pm

Journey so far – why a Citizens’ Assembly

Building Change Trust Representative

1.15pm-1.45pm

What is a Citizens’ Assembly

 

1.45pm-2.00pm

Model for DCSDC Area – Options Paper

 

2.00pm-2.45pm

Table Discussion & Vote – A good idea?
Model selection – consensus decision making model used.

 

2.45pm-3.00pm

Tea & coffee break

 

3.00pm-3.15pm

Potential of a Citizens’ Assembly

 

3.15pm-3.30pm

Issue 1 – Third Level Education –
Transformative Potential for the City

Paul Gosling – Economist & Journalist

3.30pm-3.45pm

Issue 2 – New Models for Education –
Moving Towards Full Integration

Colm Cavanagh – Integrated Education Supporter

3.45pm-4.00pm

Issue 3 – Mental Health Challenges of Dealing with the Past

Denis Bradley

4.00pm-4.45pm

Table Discussion & Vote – Issue Selection

 

4.45pm-5.00pm

Next steps together

 

5.00pm

Close

 


Who Should Attend
The event is open for all to attend and will be of particular interest for people willing to make efforts to continue and grow peace building and engagement work. It is hoped that the event will help to encourage citizens to take a lead on building relationships and to address the challenging issues facing us. Spaces at the event are limited and booking is advised.

Cost
The event is free. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided so booking is essential through 028 7126 1941 or
hello@holywelltrust.com or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/city-centre-forum-local-citizens-assembly-tickets-43479343888


 

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