Festival registration is open! Design Week 2020 runs virtually from August 3-7.
The origins of our City’s democracy aren’t all roses—they include colonialism, white supremacy, economic exploitation. But they also include native sovereignty and the striving for self-determination by all communities. A city works best when it listens to the people most impacted by its programs and decisions.
Join us for a conversation with Alex Chiu and Jen Wick about the process for making a democratic, back-pocket tool to increase civic engagement. They collaborated with the Office of Community & Civic Life to make a zine about the different ways to organize and advocate for a city that works for YOU. We'll dig into the project, the approach, and the thinking that led to this citizen's manual for engagement with local government.
The Office of Community & Civic Life (Civic Life) connects the people of Portland with their City government to promote the common good. Their programs create a culture of collaboration, expanding possibilities for all Portlanders to contribute their knowledge, experience, and creativity to solve local problems and make life better in the city we all share.