Creating space for transformative conversations
2017 Bruce & Lis Welch Community Dialogue with Valerie Lemmie
Making space for citizens to act on the issues that matter most
Community members have an important role to play in naming the issues that affect them and in co-creating solutions. Yet civic engagement processes can all too easily force residents to look at problems from the perspective of government policies and structures in ways that create barriers to participation. How can governments create more intentional space to surface issues and enable local problem solving? And how can they place citizens at the centre of this conversation in ways that harness the energy and knowledge that community members offer?
Join Valerie Lemmie, Director of Exploratory Research at Kettering Foundation and the SFU Centre for Dialogue for a free public dialogue examining the complementary roles that citizens and governments can play in co-producing solutions to the problems that matter most.
Date: Thursday, December 7
Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 West Hastings, St., Vancouver)
FREE of charge, registration required