What’s Happening at the 2014 Atlantic Summer Institute

The Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI) celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer with a three-day conference on democracy, social justice & community leadership. The theme this year is Renewing Democracy Through Social Justice: Adding New Voices and the program runs from August 19-21 at Holland College.  For more information and registration, visit www.asi-iea.ca or email info@asi-iea.ca. Follow the conference on Twitter via @ASI_HSC and #ASI2014

Several events at the Atlantic Summer Institute are open to the public!

Pre-Institute Workshop: “Elections and Democratic Engagement of Citizens”
Tuesday, August 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
CAST Building, Room 321, Holland College Prince of Wales Campus

An interactive workshop designed to address the concern that democratic elections often do not deliver long-term democratic citizen involvement. Participants will share their experience of election processes and identify values that either promote or hinder long-term democratic engagement. Working together, participants will propose changes and strategies for making electoral processes contribute to long-term citizen/community engagement in building strong democracies.

Registration for non-ASI attendees is $20. Register by filling in the survey here:

Storytelling Circle – “Hearing Stories: Advocating for Social Justice in Atlantic Canada”
Tuesday, August 19, 1:30-3:30pm
CAST Building, Room 319, Holland College Prince of Wales Campus

A storytelling event featuring the voices and perspectives of those who are often under-represented in Canadian democratic institutions. Presented in a theatre-in-the-round format and moderated by Yvette Doucette of the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, storytellers Janet Charchuk, Samantha Lewis, Harun Sadat, Sarah Brown & Travis Fowler will share their experiences of advocating for social justice and overcoming the various challenges they faced in their communities.

ASI Keynote Event: Senator Art Eggleton speaks on “The Great Divergence”
Tuesday, August 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Canada Pavilion at the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone, Confederation Landing Park

Income inequality has been described as the “defining issue of our time”, leading to stagnant economic growth, increased health problems, social dissension and a loss of hope. Presenting the keynote address of the 2014 Atlantic Summer Institute, Canadian Senator Art Eggleton hopes to raise awareness and offer solutions to this issue during his speech. A reception sponsored by the City of Charlottetown will follow the keynote event at the Fathers Pub in the Celebration Zone.

Social Circus
Wednesday, August 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Canada Pavilion at the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone, Confederation Landing Park

An interactive presentation and performance by Mike Hirschbach, director of the Halifax Circus School and Circus Circle, a free social circus program for youth in Nova Scotia which uses circus arts as a medium for social justice and social good. Come hear about this unique program and learn some circus skills and tricks!

Atlantic Community Showcase

Wednesday August 20, 12:00-1:45pm & Thursday August 21, 12:30-2:00
Cafeteria, Holland College Prince of Wales Campus

A series of interactive tabletop and posterboard presentations highlighting innovative community initiatives in the Atlantic Region. Be inspired by the great work in our Atlantic communities!



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