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Street Rules: Legislative Theatre for our Right to the Streets

September 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt unsafe in the streets, parks, or transport in Trafford or anywhere in Greater Manchester? If you want to tackle gendered violence and make our public spaces safer and more welcoming for women, girls, and all residents? Hands up if you wish you had more power to change the rules in Trafford and GM?

We’re a group of North Trafford young people and adults who’ve been building a play that reflects our lived experiences with safety in parks, on public transport, near schools, in the roads, and more. We invite you to join us for a fun and lively Legislative Theatre event, to change the rules together!

What is Legislative Theatre?

In Legislative Theatre, audiences and policymakers watch a play based on the community actors’ experiences with oppressive policies and practices. Then, audiences act onstage to rehearse ways to confront the problems presented, and test new policies in real time. Actors and audiences propose ideas for new laws, rules and policies to address the problems, working together with advocates, organizers, and government representatives. Finally, we vote on new rules, and policymakers commit to immediate actions.

What to expect:

This event will appeal to people interested in participatory approaches to making change in their community, and anyone interested in public space and active lives, whether you’re a young person, adult, community advocate, policymaker, or all of the above.

During the Legislative Theatre process, we will #WatchActProposeVote, lasting roughly 3 hours, but we will give you breaks and promise a tasty meal and dessert to celebrate at the end of the voting!

For dietary requirements and any questions, please contact Katy at katy@katyrubin.com

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