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CITIZENS: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us

CITIZENS: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us

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Saint Andrewgate

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YO1 7AL

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As part of York Festival of Ideas, join Sophia Parker and Jon Alexander to discuss his new book CITIZENS - and share your stories.

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Join two of Britain's leading voices on "community power" for an evening of inspiration, story sharing and community building.

Jon's book CITIZENS charts the recent rise of the ‘Citizen Story’ across politics, business, civil society and in our communities, and explores how it is challenging the fundamental nature and assumptions of our institutions - as well as showing what we can all do to play our part in the transformation.

Jon began his career in advertising, winning the prestigious Big Creative Idea of the Year, before making a dramatic change. Driven by a deep need to understand the impact on society of 3,000 commercial messages a day, he gathered three Masters degrees, exploring consumerism and its alternatives from every angle.

In 2014, he co-founded the New Citizenship Project to bring the resulting ideas into contact with reality. In CITIZENS, he is ready to share them with the world.

Sophia leads a major new programme of work at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to imagine and grow radical new approaches to tackling poverty, in collaboration with JRF’s partners and people with lived experience of poverty. She lives and works in York.

We'll be starting shortly after 6:00pm. Sophia will quiz Jon for about half an hour, then we'll open up the conversation and hear from the "citizens".

You can pre-order your book now via jonalexander.net. There will also be books available to buy on the night.

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