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Jon Alexander

Citizens Together: Tony Butler in conversation with Jon Alexander

Friday 20 May | 2 - 3pm

£5 Venue: Museum of Making, DE1 3AF

Friday 20 May, 2-3pm at The Museum of Making

In conversation with Tony Butler, Executive Director of Derby Museums, Jon Alexander will explore themes of hope, human nature and the power of community.

For his part, in his book Citizens: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us (2022), Jon argues that while the headlines of our times tell a story of collapse, and this is one truth, there is another. He shows us why we can break the hold of the Consumer Story and adopt a bigger idea of ourselves: as collaborative, caring, creative citizens who can shape our communities, organisations and indeed our whole society for the better.

This will be an invigorating opportunity to hear examples of community power from around the world, as well as inviting stories and reflections from closer to home.

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