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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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Citizen Corner

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Join Jon Alexander in a fireside chat with deep democracy expert Leen Schelfhout and tech entrepreneur Xavier Damman

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Join Jon, Leen and Xavier 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.

Leen is an expert facilitator and deep democracy practitioner, Xavier a tech entrepreneur (Storify, Open Collective) turned climate activist. They've both been part of Extinction Rebellion and have pioneered a series of citizen initiatives in the city of Brussels. They are now active in the web3 space with DAO Brussels and All for Climate DAO. Their mantra is "rooted locally, connected globally".

We'll be starting shortly after 8pm. Leen and Xavier will quiz Jon for about half an hour, then we'll open up the conversation, discuss your questions, and hear from some of the Citizens of Brussels and beyond.

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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