Friday, March 15, 2013

Antidote to Apathy- Ted Talks

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Love what this guy, Dave Meslin, has to say. So very true. People do want to make changes but our system is set up to make us fail. Let's re-define, re-arrange, change things so that people can get involved and really make a difference in their communities. Hopefully by watching this video and addressing the issue front and center something will start to happen.

From Ted Talks- Ideas Worth Spreading
Local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care. (Filmed at TEDxToronto.)

Dave Meslin is a "professional rabble-rouser." Based in Toronto, he works to make local issues engaging and even fun to get involved in.

"For those who know Meslin, the real question is whether or not he will ever run for mayor. “I don’t think so,” he says. “Maybe for councillor, but I wouldn’t run under our current voting system. … For now, I’m getting more accomplished outside of City Hall than I could from within, and I’m having more fun.”" National Post

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