The British political system is in upheaval and the repercussions from the result of the referendum are being felt socially, politically and economically. For many people, it feels like the country is being torn apart.
Across the country and around the world RSA Fellows and staff are getting together, imagining a better future, and developing the practical next steps we need to take (see #RSAFutures, the recently launched Citizens Economic Council, and Matthew Taylor’s blog). Our belief is simple: it is not hope that leads to action but action that leads to hope. This event is focusing on what next for Plymouth and the South West. Come and join in the discussion.
If we want a political system and economy that puts all of us first, it's time to come together and start building alliances. We need a democracy that listens and responds, and that puts the people in control. We will not get there by shutting people out and perpetuating divisions, but by building bridges, alliances, and common cause.
Amid the current political chaos in Westminster, which lacks leadership and a plan, life in our neighbourhoods goes on. How can we as people, neighbours, businesses, and organisations be proactive, focus on pressing issues, and flip the debate to one that builds a more equal, sustainable, and democratic society?
This event will explore ways to create more progressive partnerships at a local and regional level. What might they look like? Where do we start? Are the seismic shifts surrounding us creating new opportunities? What can we do to make a difference?
Helping us explore the issues will be South West Green MEP Molly Scott-Cato, Guardian Political and Culture Journalist John Harris, and others tbc. Most importantly, it is an opportunity for all of us to meet, talk, and start to find a way forward. As always a cash bar with food and drinks will be available.
Tickets are free but please book your place.
Any questions, contact Ed Whitelaw: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL
The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users.