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Imagine if the world wasn't run by politicians?

We know Extinction Rebellion's third demand is that Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. But what exactly is a Citizens' Assembly? How are they run? And show are the representatives selected?

Join an interactive conversation with members of the XR Citizens' Assembly working group to find out and have the opportunity to be part of Byline Festival's very own mock Citizens' Assembly.
You will be guided through the process of Citizens' Assembly from formation to deliberation to decision making, all in a single afternoon.
From 1.30pm Learn about how Sortition (the random selection of participants) works and participate in it in action.

From 3pm Hear the testimony of a panel of experts and help inform the deliberation on our chosen topic: Demand 2: The Route to Rapid Decarbonisation

From 4pm Support the binding decision of Byline's Citizens' Assembly on climate emergency

Earlier Event: August 25
The Climate Science Denial Network
Later Event: August 25
The Route to Rapid Decarbonisation