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Sold Out: George Monbiot: Invisible Doctrine

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We live under an ideology that preys on every aspect of our lives: our education, our jobs, our healthcare, our leisure; our relationships and our mental wellbeing; the planet we inhabit – the air we breathe. So pervasive has it become that, for most people, it has no name. It seems unavoidable, like a natural law. But trace it back to its roots, and we discover that it is neither inevitable nor immutable. Join George Monbiot to bring it into the light and find an alternative worth fighting for.

George will be in conversation with Immy Kaur, Co-Founder and Director of CIVIC SQUARE. CIVIC SQUARE is demonstrating neighbourhood-scale civic infrastructure for social and ecological transition, together with many people and partners in Ladywood, Birmingham.

George Monbiot is an author, journalist, political activist and keen environmentalist, with a weekly column in The Guardian. His previous books include Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics in the Age of Crisis and Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding.

Nesta New Radial and Ashoka Fellow Immy Kaur has spent her career following the threads of convening and building community; the role of citizens in radical systemic change; and how we can together create more democratic, distributed, open source social and civic infrastructure.

She co-founded CIVIC SQUARE, a neighbourhood lab and creative participatory platform focused on regenerative civic and social infrastructure within neighbourhoods. Immy was a founding director of Impact Hub Birmingham, which between 2015 - 2019 aimed to build a fairer, more equal and just city, through people, place, and open movements.

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