Notes of Democafe meeting, 2-4pm on Saturday 19th December 2015
at The Forge, Delancey Street, Camden NW1 7NL
Present: Janos, Sara. Apologies: Michael (in France), Mary
1. MINUTES of the last meeting held on Saturday 12th December 2015
2. MATTERS ARISING from the MINUTES:
2.1 Housing Event: Janos offered to liaise with the organisers of the forthcoming Quaker Conference, and Sara would forward the details to him. It was noted that this is a free meeting (donations accepted) but everyone will need to register – please follow the link for full details: http://www.quaker.org.uk/events/housing-and-inequality-what-canst-thou-do
2.2 Origins and Mission of DemoCafe:
In Michael’s latest Letter from France he recalls that DemoCafe was set up as an initiative of 38-degrees, which Sara endorsed – MichaelMulvey-151210. Janos also found a paper written by Michael Mulvey called “A Shared Vision of Democracy”.
Janos has checked up on the record of the first meetings of Democafe, and found notes of the first meeting held on 2nd February 2015, where the background is explained, being a joint meeting between the Constitutionalists and 38 Degrees. He also found substantial minutes of a further meeting held on 14th February 2014.
3.1 Free Critical Thinking: Daily Pickings, edited by Clive Menzies:
3.2 London Global Open Table: http://www.globaltable.org.uk
4. NEXT MEETING to be held on Sat 2nd January 2015 – we aim to produce a draft agenda in advance and invite all readers to suggest additional items by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do let us know about local meetings you have held. Apologies for the Camden meeting can also be sent to email@example.com.