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Gwen Lowe

Councillor, Kirklees Council in Huddersfield

The Deputy Mayor

PRESENTED ON FEB 16, 2018
IN HUDDERSFIELD @ VOL 21

Cllr Gwen Lowe, Councillor for Batley West in Kirklees West Yorkshire shares her personal story that has led to her current role of Deputy Mayor for Kirklees.

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Center for Media & Democracy

BY MARY BOTTARI
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Deputy director and managing editor at the Center for Media and Democracy Mary Bottari helped launch the Center for Media and Democracy’s award-winning “ALEC Exposed” investigation. She has spearheaded the center’s work on the financial crisis and the painfully slow recovery. Previously, she worked for 10 years at Public Citizen as a senior analyst on trade, financial services, and food safety. Bottari worked in Washington for US Senator Russ Feingold and in the Wisconsin State Senate for Lynn Adelman. Her favorite Wisconsin cheese is Pleasant Ridge Reserve. Here she shares ways the Center for Media and Democracy is working for American citizens.

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It's Not Just About The Ballot Box

BY DAVID BUNDY
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 06, 2015

David Bundy, Corporate Policy Officer at Kirklees Council, makes the case for deeper understanding and engagement with democracy through digital means.

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Democracy, a most civil war

BY KARIM HAROUN
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Karim Haroun is a filmmaker and producer based in Canada. For his talk, he is sharing his views on democracy in the Lebanese context, in relation to the municipal elections that are taking place during this time. What are the similarities and differences between democracy and war?

 

 

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The Greatest Movie Ever Made About Democracy

BY DAVE MCKENNA
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Dave Mckenna makes a case for 12 Angry Men being recognised as the greatest movie ever made about democracy.

**CONTAINS SPOILERS!**

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Local Government can be Open and Sustainable Government

BY ANDREAS PAVLOU
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Andreas Pavlou from Involve looks at how the local government could become more open to the public. 

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The Democracy of Presence

BY ROSE CONDO
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Rose Condo explores the 'democracy of presence' in relation to women ... where women are and are not represented currently and where women have and have not been represented historically. 

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Wisdom Councils In Vorarlberg

BY ANDY PAICE
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Andy Paice presents on Citizens Wisdom Councils, an interesting innovation in local democracy that has been used for several years in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

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Democratic Innovations N–Z

BY PERRY WALKER
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Perry Walker from TalkShop follows up his Notwestminster 2017 talk with part two of his A - Z of democractice innvovations.

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DIY Democracy

BY CIARAN NORRIS
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In 'DIY Democracy' Ciaran Norris will talk about his experiences of being an independant politician. Ciarán tends to annoy people in his pursuit for better democracy, diplomacy and international development. He’s campaigned to make parliament more accessible and helped lead the successful campaign to protect the UK’s aid budget. He is currently Head of External Affairs at Oxfam.