Our assembly took place from Friday, August 28th to Sunday, August 30th where it ended at 5:00 pm. Your participation was there and we were able to make progress on several points of actions that we can all take for the future on the Plateau.
The participants of À nous le Plateau! decided to get involved in the following areas:
- degrowth (in French)
- use of the Hôtel-Dieu and Royal Victoria sites (in Fr)
- active transportation (in Fr) and heavy truck traffic
- real estate speculation
- the elderly (in Fr)
- resilient and sustainable housing (in Fr)
- access to water in the public space (i.e. for all) (in Fr)
Here is the presentation of the results of each workshop:
We would like to thank all our participants, without whom this event would not have been possible!
Special thanks to the Maison d’Aurore for its welcome and its ever-renewed support, to the Milton-Parc Recreational Association for welcoming us to its premises, the Students’ Society of McGill University for the printing support and to Quebec Solidaire MP Ruba Ghazal and the borough of Plateau Mont-Royal for their financial support.
Invitation to the second event
What do we want for the Plateau? What draws us to our district? What could contribute to developing our sense of belonging and community within the neighborhood? What actions would you like to help set up and maintain for the future of your living space and your environment?
Join us on August 28-29-30 for the second “A nous le Plateau” citizens’ assembly!
Last year we organized a first À nous le Plateau! citizens’ assembly the entire day with 250 people in citizen-led horizontal break-out sessions on themes like the housing crisis, ecology, transport, vacant commercial spaces, youth, racism, and poverty. Although it was held just before two major political elections and 15 politicians attended the assembly, it was much more participatory and horizontal than a typical candidates’ meeting and the focus was on citizen-led collective discussion and problem-solving.
That day, a citizens’ movement on the Plateau has been (re)born!
The 2nd ANLP assembly is meant to be a gathering for all of us, the citizens of the Plateau, to form collective activation zones and to start a real collaborative and innovative climate for this Plateau that we all love!
The set of systemic problems that we are currently facing is at the root of a triple crisis (economic, health, ecological). Many of us are aware of this. But what can we do in the face of the magnitude of the current situation? Are we powerless? Come and discuss it with us!
It is becoming increasingly clear that we can collectively provide answers. (In fact, many of us have turned to organizations to volunteer our time, but they are often unable to support us due to a lack of resources).
Of course, we are not used to working together without a vertical organization to oversee us. But we can develop this ability to collaborate and self-manage, which is the deep desire of many of us.
Self-management is a learning process that needs to start now and could benefit our direct environment. As you have undoubtedly seen around you, small local initiatives are often a source of inspiration, leading to a host of other small initiatives around them. There is indeed much to reinvent, and it is in the sharing and better distribution of power that we see the most positive changes taking place.
The love of our neighborhood is a fertile ground, let’s cultivate it and change our society… for the better!
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