Leonora Camner (Abundant Housing LA and Public Democracy LA), Yvonne Yen Liu (Solidarity Research Center and Los Angeles For All), and Laura Ryan (The Berggruen Institute) with moderator, comedian and disability advocate, Keisha Zollar (Stephen Colbert Presents: Tooning Out the News) come together to discuss civic assemblies and the possibilities and realities of deliberative governments and what those could look like in Los Angeles today.
Come network over refreshments with other Angelenos who are interested in creating breakthroughs, building participation in, and getting we the people involved in governing our city!
What is a civic assembly?
Sometimes referred to as a citizens assembly, sortition, or deliberative democracy, a civic assembly is similar to jury duty for policy. Its members form a representative cross-section of the public, and are provided with time, resources and a broad range of viewpoints to learn deeply about an issue. (Wikipedia)