Community Event: The Struggle for Democracy

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Community Event: The Struggle for Democracy

The Struggle for Democracy: A Community Conversation on Hope, Disruption and Care

By SFU - Community-Engaged Research Initiative

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Wed, Jun 7, 2023 7:00 PM PDT


SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre 149 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Building on the themes of the Participedia Summer School, this gathering of engaged scholars will explore the theory and practice of radical democracy through the lenses of power, disruption, care, creativity, the commons and new forms of democratic agency. Together, they will share stories about the impacts of radical democratic agency that address matters of concern such as inequality, Indigenous rights, racism, health crisis (including the drug poisoning crisis), and social isolation. They will consider the actions - small and large - taken in universities, communities and governments to strengthen democratic participation.


  • Bonny Ibhawoh, Director, Participdia and McMaster University;
  • Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Simon Fraser University;
  • Kathy Walker, University of Saskatchewan;
  • Melissa Williams, University of Toronto;
  • Jonathan Rose, Queen’s University.

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Have any questions? Please contact Joanna Ashworth (

About the organizer

The SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative is a part of SFU: The Canadian university that is Engaging the World