In this digital world we sometimes forget the power of in-person connection and conversation. Physical presence between people is especially important when we’re talking about political issues that are happening on our doorsteps and in our backyards. WellingtonX is going to start some neighbourhood canvassing and we invite you to join this workshop this Thursday night, May 7, if you might help us out, or have another project you might use canvassing for.
Sponsored by OPIRG Kingston and the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre
Join us May 7 at 75 Queen Street for a workshop on door-to-door canvassing and talking to people about politics. This open workshop is for community groups, activists, and organizers who want to get better at talking to people about their political ideas, to mobilize neighbourhoods, change public opinion, raise money, and so on.
We will be hosting special guest facilitator Harry Pilford, a professional environmental canvasser with years of experience. He’ll give us tips on how to craft an effective brief message and strike up a rapport with strangers.
The two-hour workshop will also include opportunities to practice your skills in a friendly environment, and get feedback if you wish.
Childcare will be available. RSVPs for childcare are not needed but are welcome. For accessibility, childcare or other needs and questions, please email khatija(at)riseup.net