Join LitFest for a conversation with Dave Meslin, author of the new book TEARDOWN: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up, which is being called a “playbook for democracy in turbulent times.” Hosted by Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal city columnist.
DAVE MESLIN is an activist, artist, and community organizer who inspires better engagement between governments and citizens. He formed the Toronto Public Space Committee (TPSC) that in 2005 was chosen as the “Best Activist Group” by both EYE Weekly and NOW magazines. TPSC published the first issue of Spacing Magazine, an award-winning urban affairs publication. Meslin appears as an expert on political engagement on national media. His TED talk about apathy has more than 1.5 million views and his 90-second video clip from the 2016 federal election coverage, using colourful stacks of Lego bricks to explain how our voting system fails us, has over 2.5 million views on Facebook alone.
Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite, $20 at the door, subject to availability.