Join us and a some leading experts at our four civic academies. Together, we'll hear about emerging research that will help bring the principles in the Maroonprint for Queensland Reconstruction to life. 

Our civic academies are all about building civic participation and citizenship. We are designing each session to be lively and engaging with plenty of time for group discussion to share and interrogate ideas.

The series will run across four weeks, and will work together create a civil society policy platform for Queensland reconstruction. So to get the most out of each of the academies, we encourage you where possible to commit to coming to all sessions. 

The civic academy series aims to:

  • Develop the technical and policy knowledge among Alliance leaders and within Alliance institutions 
  • Build on our Maroonprint Vision and Principles for Queensland Reconstruction
  • Increase the ambition and imagination around public policy

Civic Academy 1: Social Isolation and Loneliness

Our first session will be a slightly longer session, to spend some time setting up the civic academy series. We'll examine the links between these academies, community organising, a strong civil society and a healthy democracy. 

We'll then hear from local academics and community leaders from our organising in Mount Gravatt who will talk about social isolation, loneliness, mental health and community connection. 

RSVP NOW: Social Isolation and Loneliness, Tuesday 4 August, 6:30-8:30pm AEST, via zoom.

Civic Academy 2: Community Centre Funding

The second cab off the rank is community centre funding and capacity. 

What does the community infrastructure of the 21st Century look like? What would fully funded independent, locally governed, place based community Neighbourhood Centres mean for the most vulnerable communities in our state? Join this call to find out.

RSVP NOW: Community Centre Funding, Tuesday 11 August, 6:30-8pm AEST, via zoom.

Civic Academy 3: The Energy Transition

It's well accepted that we need to ensure that global warming must remain well below 2°C to ensure the health and well being of human populations and other ecosystems we rely on. 

But how can we do that in a way that is well planned, protects the most impacted workers and communities and ensures the health and longevity of jobs and infrastructure for Queensland well into the future?

RSVP NOW: Energy Transition, Monday 17 August, 6:30-8pm AEST, via zoom.

Civic Academy 4: Stimulus and Employment

Australia is entering its first recession in nearly three decades.

Our final civic academy will explore what stimulus spending is and how it can be used to curb unemployment and solve other social pressures faced by Queensland communities.

RSVP NOW: Stimulus and Employment, Tuesday 25 August, 6:30-8pm AEST, via zoom.

As broad based community organisers, we know that involving more people in democratic processes is fundamentally a good thing. So we'd encouraging you to invite your friends and comrades from your organisation, community, prayer group or workplace.

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