‘What is Democracy?’ Panel Discussion

“Democracy is knowing how to have your voice heard in your society, how to take action in your society,” said Rebecca Klaassen, Project Coordinator at Apathy is Boring, in last week’s panel What is Democracy? at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. The conversation followed a screening of Astra Taylor’s documentary with producer Lea Marin of the NFB joining Klaasen and Mike Morden, Research Director at the Samara Centre for Democracy, in a discussion moderated by Akaash Maharaj, CEO of the Mosaic Institute, that engaged audiences with the questions and calls to action of the film. Watch the panel to further the conversation inspired by the documentary.

Read more about What is Democracy? in this profile of Astra Taylor and in this essay on populism.