CULTURE AND DEMOCRACY
House of Parliament
Westminster SW1A 0AA
12 - 2 pm
This is a joint debate and audio/visual presentation dedicated to Youth in Democracy, organised by Pro Art & Co and the World Peace and Prosperity Foundation, at the House of Commons. It will discuss social, cultural and political aspects of young people's involvement as active citizens in local communities and wider into British society. The audience will contribute with their views on relevant issues of importance and their proactive participation may influence creation of policies and the results in election of representatives through firm and resolute voting.
Cultural democracy is a concept, which concerns all people and structures their proactive commitment to recognise all people's basic human rights to participate, create and enjoy cultural diversity around the world. It also enhances access to multicultural sphere of activities.
This free dialogue will explore what is closest to young people's hearts, their cultural individuality and their role in active cultural affairs and politics on both local and governmental levels, or their European and International presence and the impact of their involvement in diverse cultural projects.
We invite all interested young people and other citizens to join in this free event and to contribute their ideas and opinions to the debate. The event will include a short cultural programme and refreshments after the debate.
The debating panel will include:
Welcome by Grace Rowley – Parliament Week
Mr Greg Hands MP (Conservative) for Fulham and Chelsea, our host
Mr Ray Keene OBE, Chess Grandmaster and the Chairman of the Brain Trust
David Wardrop, United Nations Association Westminster Branch
Bashan Rafique, Chairman of UK-Pakistan Women's Association
Leisha Beardmore – Young Professional UN/EU Adviser and UK Government representative
Rosalie Rivett, CEO Women Diplomatic Service
Barry Martin, Artist and Former Vice Chairman of Chelsea Art Club
Tickets are available through Pro Art & CO – firstname.lastname@example.org