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'What do we need to do to make London a fairer city?' - London Fairness Com...
Mon 9 November 2015, 10:00 – 20:30 GMT
'What do we need to do to make London a fairer city?'
London Fairness Commission and the London Voluntary Services Council
Monday 9th November, Museum of London, Terrace Gallery.
10am to 4pm
6.00pm to 8.30pm
London is undoubtedly a great success; a growing, dynamic and diverse world city. But whilst London’s success is rightly celebrated, many are beginning to question whether this success is leading to a fair society for all its residents.
The London Fairness Commission has been established to convene the first citywide debate on fairness in 100 years. Chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale, we are an independent group of academics, policy makers, business and third sector leaders with a passion for London. A full list of London Fairness Commissioners can be found here.
Launched in June this year, the Commission has so far asked Londoners to consider how they view fairness, whether London is a fair city, and what should be done to make London fairer. We recently published our Interim Report, reflecting on our findings and setting a series of fairness dilemmas for Londoners.
We are now organising a series of Open Space events with groups across London who will be asked to response to the question 'What do we need to do to make London a fairer city?'
The first of these events is being organised in partnership with the London Voluntary Services Council, and seeks participants from civil society groups across London. This includes those who volunteer within their local community, individuals who work in the community sector, and anyone who is a member of a local community group. These meeting will have a significant influence on the London Fairness Commission's recommendations, which will be published in March.
Reflecting the difficulty some in the voluntary and community sector will have attending an event during working hours, we have organised two sessions on the same day. The first runs from 10am to 4pm, and the second runs from 6.00pm to 8.30pm.
Please only attend one of these events.
Both meetings will be run using a process called ‘Open Space’. Open Space allows everyone at the meeting to raise the issues that matter to them, share and develop ideas and consider recommendations for the future. It is participative, energetic and focused.
Lunch will be provided at our day event.
We hope to see you on the 9th!