Oct 13: Whose Democracy? 4 Perspectives on Democracy

SSMU and CKUT radio present: Whose Democracy? 4 Perspectives on Democracy

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Tuesday, October 13, SSMU Clubs Lounge, 3480 rue McTavish, 4th floor Doors 4:30pm Panel starts at 5pm sharp

The panel will be also live broadcast on CKUT, 90.3 FM, and online at www.ckut.ca.

This panel discussion will take a deep look at a word we so often take for granted - “Democracy”. It’s easy enough to say we live in a democracy in Canada, but what does that really mean? Who is included in electoral politics? Who gets left out? To vote, or not to vote? Or why do we even vote in the first place? In the lead up to Canada’s 42nd federal elections, we will hear speakers discuss voter reform, disability politics, Indigenous concepts of democracy, and anarchist perspectives on democracy and voting (or not voting).

Panelists include:

  • Clifton Nicholas, Mohawk activist and filmmaker from Kanehsatake
  • Laurence Parent, Disability justice activist with Regroupement des activistes pour l’inclusion au Québec (RAPLIQ)
  • Sam Hersh, Fair Vote Canada, advocate for proportional representation
  • Jaggi Singh, Salon du livre anarchiste de Montréal | Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

This event is wheelchair accessible. People in wheelchairs can access the building via an automatic door with a ramp on the south side of the building, near the entrance to Gert’s bar. There is an elevator in the building, and the event is on the 4th floor.