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Social Media as a Civic Engagement Tool
March 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free - Donations are Welcome
Juggling work, family and other commitments can make it difficult to stay on top of your city’s politics, but the internet and social media have made it easier than ever to be civically engaged. Can’t make it to a Council meeting? Follow the live-stream from the comfort of your home or office. No idea when the issues that matter to you will come up on Council floor? Familiarize yourself with the Toronto City Council Meeting Monitor. Want to meet people who share your views on city issues? Chances are you can find them on Twitter.
Steph Guthrie is a feminist advocate whose work tackles the intersections of gender, culture and technology. Steph is the executive director and founder of Women in Toronto Politics. Her comments have appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, CBC, Global News and FLARE Magazine. Steph holds a Master of Arts in Communication & Culture from York and Ryerson Universities. Follow her on Twitter at @amirightfolks.