Civic Activation Community Call: ‘Running for Political Office’
Burning Man Project invites you to a Civic Activation Community Call: ‘Running for Political Office’ on September 1st at 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT.
What if the government was a lot more like Burning Man? Civic responsibility can be defined as citizens taking a role in their community. Engaging with democratic processes is one way to participate, either as a voter, or as someone who wants to be a civil servant. At Burners Without Borders we’ve seen a steady uptick in community members discussing, and running, for public office. We are curious, how do the 10 Principles inform participation in the democratic process? Does Black Rock City inspire people to become politicians? We are talking with self-described Burners currently running in an election to hear their thoughts.
Alexis Hill is a Sparks, NV local and has camped with Mission Country Club in BRC since 2013. She will be joining us tomorrow to speak about her experience running for Washoe County Commissioner.
Aura Vasquez is a former candidate for Los Angeles City Council and Burner. As the youngest and first immigrant Afro-Latina to be appointed to the LA Department of Water and Power, Aura will be joining tomorrow to share more on her journey.
Sarah Iannarone is a civic leader and a mom who’s camped with Skinny Kitty over the years in Black Rock City and a current mayoral candidate in Portland Oregon. Sarah is an educator and international expert in sustainable urban development policies and best practices.
Burning Man Project does not endorse any political party or candidate. Our conversation will focus on *how* our guests are experiencing the democratic process. This conversation is timely as we examine different aspects of political citizenship during election years. We hope you join us.
This call is part of a series highlighting community projects from across the network and fostering conversations around the Burning Man Global Activation Areas.
What are Global Activation Community Calls?
Roughly bi-weekly, Burning Man Project hosts a community conversation on rotating topics: Art, Civics, Community, Ecosystems, Events, and Grant Projects. The calls are a mix of formal presentations, Q&As, and discussion. All are welcome to participate, please share this free offering with your networks and friends. The calls are recorded, and available for free viewing.
Check out videos from our previous Global Activation calls here.