National Democracy Week

LGBT Consortium is very proud to be involved in the inaugural National Democracy Week, which takes place between 2-8 July.

National Democracy Week is a week-long celebration of democracy in society, including events, talks and activities, offering an opportunity to celebrate progress and champion future democratic participation in this historic Centenary year of Suffrage.

As well as being part of the National Democracy Week Council, LGBT Consortium will have a range of resources and webinars available for Members aimed at increasing understanding of how to take part in decision making, both in your local community and nationally.

A series of free interactive webinars will take place during the week of 2-8 July through which Members can share knowledge around participating in the democratic process:

How to (effectively) Engage with Parliament - Wednesday 4th July 12:30 - 13:30 

  • The key ways to engage with Parliament
  • How to identify when and how to engage effectively with Parliament
  • Why it is important to engage – and what engagement means for citizenship

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Keep it Local or make it National - Thursday 5th July 17:00 - 18:00  

  • How Parliament is relevant to local government
  • The relationship between Parliament and local government
  • How legislation affects local government and communities
  • How a citizen can effectively identify which level of government to engage with.

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What is Democracy - Friday 6th July 12:30 - 13:30

  • The key features of a democratic society
  • What is meant by the term ‘representative democracy’
  • Parliament’s role in a representative democracy
  • What the term ‘participation’ means
  • A citizen’s relationship with representative democracy/participation.

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All resrouces and events will be available to watch any time after the live webinar events. 

More information on National Democracy Week click here


 

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Events

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:30
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 15:00 to 18:00