Barriers to Voting: Recognizing Challenges and Building Strategies


Thursday, September 12th
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Branch

Learn about past and current barriers to voting and civic engagement.
A panel of experts will discuss why we don’t vote and how to change that.

Panelists include: 

Taylor Berzins - a Brantford local, passionate community organizer, and a master’s candidate at U of T. Taylor’s activism and research centre on health access, community education, and student engagement.

Tara Brookfield - a Wilfrid Laurier University professor who's research touches on Canadian women’s political activism in the 20th century.

Anna Esselment - The acting director of the University of Waterloo's Master of Public Service program. Her areas of research include campaigns and elections and political marketing. Dr. Esselment recently co-published a volume entitled Permanent Campaigning in Canada. 

Brian O'Riordan - The former Director of Government Relations and Policy at the Ontario Hospital Association and current Registrar for an ontario regulatory body. 

This event is part of our Election Series.

Main Library Adults Special Event Discussion Drop-in