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3-day workshop will challenge students to solve a problem with real-world impact

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In order for democracy to function, citizens must feel included in the democratic process. But traditional local government settings often unintentionally make it more difficult for people from marginalized communities or with various disabilities to participate. Join our interdisciplinary co-creation event and take an active role in crafting real world solutions to a real world problem!

This 1-credit, 3-day workshop will introduce you to a method called “co-creation”, where you will study a socio-political issue, in this case, how to make participation in local government more accessible – regardless of race, socio-economic status, gender, or barriers to disabilities. Together with experts and local stakeholders, students will delve deeper into the issue in small groups, and will be coached towards the drafting of real solutions that can be developed into an action plan in the near future. The workshop will run from April 27-29 and attendance on all three days is mandatory. No prior work or experience is necessary. A non-credit option is also available.

Register for this Co-Creation Workshop today!

Contact Professor Ilse Wambacq for a permit to register for credit or to participate in the non-credit option. To receive credit, students must register for CHSC 250-01. Registration Deadline is March 21, 2023.

Workshop Details

Dates & Times:
Thursday, April 27, 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Schmitt 104

Attendance on all three days is mandatory. Meals will be provided.