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September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

The goals:

To encourage ongoing citizen participation during and after elections
To create a platform for New Westminster citizens to come together and dialogue about democratic processes
To explore the various opportunities for citizen engagement

Format for this introductory interactive session:

Introductions
Why we are here
Context
Small group dialogue around focused questions

Sample questions, in groups of 4 or 5:

o What does democracy mean to you?

o What are your values about democracy?

o What are the elements of destructive political conflict

o What are the elements of constructive political conflict

o Which style do you think is more effective in achieving change, give examples

o Is democracy in Canada being eroded?

o If so, how and why?

o What is the evidence to support your point of view?

The small groups would be encouraged to share personal stories if they are comfortable doing so; share their personal experiences with a democratic process or lack thereof.

The small groups will share their insights with the larger audience.

I have a graphic recorder coming to the event and anyone who would like copies of the session would be encouraged to contact me at democracycanada@shaw.ca I have been informed that a reporter will be attending

Please note: there might be very small changes in the questions Thank you

Details

Date:
September 14, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm