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Democracy Talks comes to Nelson

By Contributor
April 17th, 2013

In an opportunity for citizens to listen, learn, compare notes, and speak out about democratic process, Samara Canada and the Nelson Public Library team up to bring Democracy Talks to Nelson on Thursday evening, May 9. 

Nelson and area citizens — in particular youth aged 18 – 25 and newcomers to Canada —a re invited to register for a lively evening of discussion at the Nelson Library. 

Democracy Talks is a national outreach program designed to increase political engagement in Canada.

The event explores the idea of healthy democracy and the role if citizens with it, and provides a chance to learn how to take political action on an issue of personal concern.

By discussing everyday experiences of politics, the event aims to spark interest and foster insights that will help break down barriers to political participation.

The evening is facilitated by Nelson’s Bill Metcalfe and the B.C. Program Coordinator of Democracy Talks, Marissa Lawrence. Comprised of two discussion groups of 8 – 10 people, the evening is limited to participants pre-registered by April 30th at 5 p.m.

Email Lawrence at marissal@sfu.cafor more information or to register. The event takes place at the Library.

Samara is a charitable organization working with Vancouver-based SFU Public Square. Launched in August 2012, the Democracy Talks initiative will result in new research and resources designed to help community groups, political stakeholders and the media to better inform, engage and empower Canadians to become more active citizens in our democracy.

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