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RSVP for "Drug law reform" on April 5th at The Bridge Hotel
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Hi <<First Name>>,

Castlemaine Festival fever, an end-of-summer heatwave, school holidays, and three must-attend local events all in the next month. It's certainly all happening here in Central Victoria!

Coming up we have Democracy4Dinner event "Drug law reform: can legalisation cure diseases of desperation?" on April 5th, register via Eventbrite by March 31st and see the event page for prep material.

The next Localising Leanganook event The Commons, the Cooperative and the Wardrobe with Ian McBurney, is on Sunday April 2nd at 5pm in the Ray Bradfield Room. Conversation followed by dinner. For more details and to RSVP contact Nikki Marshall.

Finally, Deep Play for Common Futures (limited places available) is on April 8th, a full day experientially rich workshop at The Elms Retreat, Maldon.

See below for some interesting reads, curated by Lara McPherson, and info about the D4D events for May and beyond.

Lexi Randall-L'Estrange

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Upcoming D4D events
May 3rd - Surviving in a post truth world - what does it mean for you, your work, and our common future?
Contributing to D4D
D4D works because people put their hands up to lead events. It's that simple. We need volunteers for the following dates:
June 7th
August 2nd


Suggested topics to cover:
Myth of the desirability of the budget surplus
Justice system / law reform
Ownership of natural resources
Treaty / constitutional recognition
Universal basic income
Other - suggest your own

Contact Lexi with your date and topic, and if you have a co-chair in mind, or want help finding one.
Lara & Lexi's must reads for April

The Rise and Fall of European Meritocracy (NY Times)

White fear of demographic change is a powerful psychological force (Vox)

Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Charles Darwin: A New Economic Paradigm (Evonomics) 

Our Miserable 21st Century (Commentary)

10 talking points Towards A General Theory of Trump (PPE)

Who can you trust in a post-truth world? (TheLong+Short)

AI: what’s the worst that could happen? (TheLong+Short)

The Future of Not Working (NY Times)

Contested spaces: living next door to Alice (and Anh and Abdullah) (The Conversation)

Why the free market hasn’t slashed power prices (and what to do about it) (The Conversation)

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