Introduction to Participatory Budget Project

Monday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)

It is a difficult time to work on engagement and democracy. People are tired of politics as usual, and are tired of their voices not being heard. Our democracy is not working.

The Participatory Budget Project has a solution: Share real power over real money and launch PB in your community. Thousands of people across North America and around the world are already taking budgets into their own hands and building civic power with PB. Are you ready to get started?

The Participatory Budgeting Project’s Introduction to PB Session provides a solid foundation in the principles and mechanics of PB by taking participants through a lightning speed mock PB process. Hear case studies, develop a deep understanding of how PB works, and gain insights into challenges and ways to overcome them. Leave energized with the tools you need to move PB forward in your community.

Shari Davis, Co-Executive Director of PBP who oversees the organization’s advocacy work, technical assistance, and operations, will lead the session.

Davis the PBP staff after nearly 15 years of service and leadership in local government. As Director of Youth Engagement and Employment for the City of Boston she launched Youth Lead the Change, the first youth participatory budgeting process in the US, which won the US Conference of Mayors’ City Livability Award.

All Clinton School Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Reserve your seats by emailing or by calling (501) 683-5239.

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Date(s) - 04/29/2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sturgis Hall