There's a groundswell of change and citizen engagement in communities these days. (And it's awesome.)
It's generally not covered by mainstream media or glorified by politicians. (Of course there are exceptions - thx @kateatlfpress.) Some say it's powered by that crazy interweb, but we think it's mostly about the PEOPLE.
Don't believe us?
Here's 15 ways to be intensely creative, get involved and invested, and have a voice to act for change, just in our community alone:
- Hack The Vote
- London Photo Walk
- Museum Underground
- London Creative Network
- Enagage London
- 379 Collective
- London Short Film Showcase
- Ignite London
- Emerging Leaders
Bet there's a lot going on in your community too, if you take the time to look around. (You know, with apologies to Buffalo Springfield, you better stop, hey, what's that sound, everybody look what's going down...and all that.)
The onus to make your community a better place doesn't rest with the leaders you elect.
It rests with YOU.
You're the initiator, the community organizer, the status quo killer. Don't wait for an invitation. Be the energizer.
Your city needs you.