Thursday May 9, 2013
| Scarborough Civic Centre
| 160 Borough Drive
Scarborough residents are invited to take part in an exciting conversation on ways to engage after election time. Take this opportunity to get your civic action toolkit and connect with a wide range of civic groups & activities in Scarborough!
Space is limited-register now!
What’s in store….
The Fourth Wall Exhibit
Travelling all over Canada, The Fourth Wall
exhibit explores ways to make local politics more accessible, friendly, and participatory. The exhibit looks at 36 ways of transforming city call and the way we engage at the local level. This highly regarded exhibit makes its way back to Scarborough for the forum. Make sure to come early to view it!
Curator of the Fourth Wall exhibit, artist and organizer Dave Meslin joins us to talk about ways of making local politics more accessible to and representative of Scarborough residents.
Guled Arale and Farnaz Behrooz
Meet some faces behind the Scarborough Civic Action Network. Guled Arale, Steering Committee member and Farnaz Behrooz, Coordinator at SCAN, will discuss current work around civic engagement and the importance of local democracy and civic network development in Scarborough.
Paul Bocking - Scarborough Civic Champion
Paul Bocking, a resident, organizer, activist, secondary school teacher, amateur filmmaker, and Bluffs Advocate writer (and more!), isn’t shy when it comes to local engagement in Scarborough. Hear from the guy who’s tackled all sorts of local issues in all sorts of different ways!
Four workshops for you to choose from!
Choose from one of four fantastic sessions on different ways to engage in local issues
Workshop A: Neighbourhood Associations
Meet with Scarborough Neighbourhood Associations who are actively involved in their local neighbourhoods and hear about what it takes to start or support your own neighbourhood association!
Workshop C: The Politician’s Office
Ever wonder what it’s like in a Councillor’s office? How do politicians respond to your concerns when you contact them? Listen to former Scarborough Councillors and representatives from Councillors’ offices!
Workshop B: Community Action Projects
Ever had an idea or vision to change something in your community? Chances are, you’re not alone! Hear from action-oriented residents and learn how to start a local campaign or project!
Workshop D: Activist Groups
Occasionally, we hear of activism taking place in the downtown urban core. But did you know that activism happens in Scarborough, FOR Scarborough? Listen to community activists and how they work on pressing issues that matter to you! INFORMATION PACKAGE
TTC Tokens and light refreshments provided
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