The Community Activists

A graphic recording from Sam Hester from the Creative Calgary Congress

The Community Activists

How do we create a more inclusive public discourse amidst all our diversities and differences?

We are both long-term community organizers, social activists, disruptors of the status quo. Today we are going to explore this idea of ‘mainstream.’

Who is the mainstream? Who’s involved? Who’s in who’s out? Who’s in the margins? Does our common sense of what is the mainstream hamper us from bringing together the all the people needed to build the future we all aspire to create together? Sometimes we don’t examine how we pigeonhole people and their communities into our idea of who’s in and who’s out in our construction of our common sense.

So our session will be around that question: How do we start to define and reclaim what makes the mainstream and how can we all be empowered?

Follow  Cesar and Teresa’s entire activation session on Medium and let’s continue the conversation. 

About the Creative Calgary Congress

Creative Calgary CongressCalgary Arts Development produced the first Arts Champions Congress in 2011 as a meeting place for people who make Calgary’s arts sector a vibrant and exciting place to work and our city a great place to live.

Renamed the Creative Calgary Congress in 2014, it returned on November 22, 2016 as a place to share ideas and explore ways that the arts and artists can play a leadership role in making Calgary a more curious, compassionate and creative place for all citizens.

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