Postponed until 1 February: Reimagine Brisbane: Ideas Fiesta
EVENT POSTPONED: We've made the difficult decision today (28 Nov) to postpone this weekend's Reimagine Brisbane conference (with the exception of two sessions either side of lunch).
Uncle Sam Watson passed away yesterday. He was scheduled to speak at the morning plenary session of this conference on 30 November.
We've decided to reschedule the conference to 1 February out of respect to his family, and also because we feel it is important that First Nations voices are prioritised and well-represented in conversations about the future of our city.
We will still hold go ahead with holding smaller sessions this Saturday at 11am and 1pm covering the 'Homes For All' and 'Truly Inclusive Transport' topics, featuring some of the speakers we've previously advertised. These sessions will take place at Jagera Hall as programmed. Free lunch will still be provided, as will free childcare.
However the other activities, forums, workshops and outdoor stalls will not take place this weekend, and will instead be rescheduled for 1 February (details and venue TBC).
It's important to us that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a meaningful opportunity to participate in discussions about the city's future, and when the local community is in mourning and unable to attend, we feel it wouldn't be appropriate to hold these conversations without them.
Thanks for understanding. Please share this around and help us spread the word about the change of plans.
Imagine a city where getting around is cheap, convenient, sustainable and healthy for everyone... a city where all residents are guaranteed a home, regardless of their social status or income level.
Imagine a city that embraced deliberative democracy, and gave local residents more power to decide how their neighbourhoods change and evolve, while respecting Indigenous sovereignty and working towards truth-telling, reparations, land rights and treaties.
Imagine a city where neighbours know, trust and support each other, and well-supported community groups connect us together, providing services, projects and events that actually meet people's needs...
Such a city is not only possible, but already slowly becoming a reality. Please come along on Saturday, 30 November to join us for a day of scheming and dreaming.
We'll be hosting talks and forums from experts in a range of fields, from housing to transport to the arts to climate change adaptation, as well as facilitating open discussions and collective visioning exercises so you can tell Jonno (and each other) what's important to you.
We're also making space for local community groups to set up stalls, connect with residents and let them know what you do. (Send us a message if you'd like to host a stall)
We want to hear from you! The discussions and ideas generated through the visioning workshops will directly feed into Jonno's policy advocacy strategy.
Food: vegetarian lunch and afternoon tea provided.
Accessibility: wheelchair accessible, disabled and ambulatory access bathrooms available, all bathrooms will be gender-neutral. If you require AUSLAN interpretation or child minding, please advise us and we will do our best to accommodate this.
This event will be held on Yuggera and Turrbal country. Sovereignty over these territories has never been ceded.
Full program and list of speakers will be up soon!
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