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Dialogue & Debate: Civility in Politics

March 5 @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The faces of Jess Philips MP and Hannah Phillips, who will be speaking at this event. TEXT: Tuesday 5 March, 12.30 - 1.30pm, Civility in Politics, Dialogue & Debate webinar

Polarised and vitriolic debates are a problem for democracy, yet increasingly politicians and public officials are having to deal with intimidation and abuse – sometimes with tragic consequences. This is particularly an issue for women and those from minority backgrounds.

With a general election looming in the UK, the tone of political debate, both online and in-person, is already steeped in anger. Yet, as the recently published findings of the Jo Cox Foundation’s Civility Commission highlight, a more inclusive, fairer, and kinder public space is possible.

To explore how we have reached a point of toxic politics, and how we can move beyond it, Cumberland Lodge is pleased to host a conversation with Hannah Phillips, Consultant with the Jo Cox Foundation, who has led on the work of the Civility Commission, and Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, who has been on the receiving end of much abuse in her political career.

This conversation is part of the Cumberland Lodge Youth & Democracy project, and is open to the public to join, with time for Q&A.

You can register to join the webinar for free here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fZihI8-wSSSQfRmngHlkmA


March 5
12:30pm - 1:30pm