Thu, 11 Feb|
Dreaming the Future (1)
We will be coming together to share our hopes and dreams for the future and explore ways in which we might cope with the level of complexity and uncertainty that we are experiencing now.
Time & Location
11 Feb 2021, 18:00 – 22:00
About the event
Join our Deep Democracy Forum in conversations, to connect and together to ‘dream the future’ we want to see. If we are to create it, first we need to imagine it.We needn’t stumble into the unknown blind and on our own.Let’s find new ways to hold us together in the unknown, for a while.
First Brexit, now COVID-19 and climate change which is already here and still coming and BLM. Each brings us a level of complexity which our current systems of government through democracy and resource distribution through capitalism are unable to cope with. For many, this is trauma. This is an adverse experience happening in the here and now. As we turn towards the future, we will all need every ounce of emotional and social resilience to help us find some semblance of a new ‘normal’.
We are facing crossroads: we can follow the strongman down an authoritarian path or we can distribute leadership and take networked, and multiple paths of deep democracy across our communities.We have known for some time that our world is changing, yet this pandemic has precipitated a sharp disruption in society and we are unprepared. Feeling many feelings, such as loss and grief for the world we have known till only yesterday. We are left discombobulated, overwhelmed, afraid, in shock.We have been working hard to restore our livelihoods, our way of life as it was. The inequalities which have come to the foreground highlight the challenges. There is no going back. We are tired. Time to rest, to pause and to go slow - enough to enable something to emerge, even though we don’t quite know what that something to emerge is just yet.
Will you join us and dream with us?
Donate to join this event
This event is in aid of Act for change, and all the proceeds will go to the Mental Health Matters covid 19 Appeal