David Meslin is community organizer and activist and author of Teardown: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up.
He was involved in founding 'Spacing' magazine, and has written a number of its articles. He also founded the Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto. His 2010 TED Talk, The Antidote to Apathy has over 2 million views, and his book, Unlock Democracy is currently being turned into a TVO docuseries, coming out in 2024. His thesis is simple: We're stronger and smarter when we're all involved.
June 21, 2023
Parks are Where We Rebuild Democracy
Dave Meslin and Zahra Ebrahim explore the opportunities for public spaces to be sites of equitable community building and community organizing. The two will discuss what parks have to do with democracy and the multiple benefits of parks shaped by their communities.
Food and refreshments will be provided during the reception at Toronto Island Beer and BBQ Co.