Remember this tag line from the New York Lotto? It’s also what we’re calling the upcoming roundtable hosted by the Springfield Health Disparities Project. I will be facilitating a discussion this Saturday (9:30-11AM at Tapestry Health, 365 Bay St.) on civic engagement, democratic participation, and new ways to get involved.
Is it a coincidence that groups suffering disproportionately from underperforming schools, chronic disease, poor air quality, limited access to healthy food, incarceration, and unemployment are also underrepresented at the polls? Does it feel like “getting out the vote” isn’t enough? We’re going to take a cold, hard look at systematic disaffection in Springfield, and start a conversation about the range of ways to start re-engaging.
Click on the image above (or here) to download the flyer.
Debriefing and video here.
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