Events

Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

The word is out – creating and participating in opportunities for safe and equitable conversations on important topics is a key element in preserving and protecting democracy!
The first Democracy House Conversations event of 2022 is coming soon! All are welcome, and it’s free! Join us, bring a friend and help us spread the word about Democracy House Conversations – where next week, we discuss the relationship between democracy and the Internet. January 26, 2022, 7:00pm to 8:30 EST

ZOOM Event Featuring special guest speaker: YOU! In this conversation you will reflect on the utopian hope for the internet, discuss its disappointing reality, and share ideas about its potential to deliver a better democratic future. REGISTER NOW FOR THIS FREE EVENT

May 19, 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm: Free Zoom Session

Ethiopian Democracy – A Leap of Faith

Featuring Guest Speakers: Jeremy Kinsman, Former Canadian Ambassador

First we’ll hear from Jeremy Kinsman, Former Canadian Ambassador, then it will be your turn to talk. In this conversation you will consider the historical challenges of Ethiopia’s half a century struggle to become a democracy.

May 26, 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm: Free Zoom Session

Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia: How do you like it so far?

Featuring Guest Speakers: Obang Metto First we’ll hear from Obang Metho, Executive Director, Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia, then it will be your turn to talk. In this conversation you will explore the concepts of Ethnic-Federalism and other forms of democracy like liberal democracy

June 2, 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm: Free Zoom Session

The Ethiopian Election and Democratic Legitimacy

Featuring Guest Speakers: Petros Woldeyohannes

First we’ll hear from Petros Woldeyohannes, author and film director, then it will be your turn to talk. In this conversation you will explore what to expect from the Election in Ethiopia (June 5, 2021) and whether the people and rival parties will or will not accept the legitimacy of the outcome.

Past Events:

Democracy House Annual Meeting – You’re Invited!
March 31, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Free Interactive Zoom Video Conference

You’re invited to an evening @ Democracy House (virtually speaking that is).
Please join the Democracy House board of directors and other engaged citizens and friends in an informative and interactive evening as we explore democracy.

Keynote: “Why privacy is critical to democracy.”
Cristina Onosé, Lead, Privacy Advocacy and Thought Leadership @ PwC Canada
We’re excited to have Cristina share her expert perspectives on the intersection of privacy and democracy in the digital age. Cristina will share insights that are sure to resonate and set the stage for further discussion.

Interactive Session:
Following Cristina’s presentation, we’ll be engaging everyone in an interactive activity that is sure to stimulate respectful debate and the exchange of ideas.  

Looking Back and Looking Forward:
Lastly, we’ll take a moment to give you a summary view of all the activities and foundational work that the Democracy House team has undertaken over the past year, and give you a glimpse as to our plans for 2021 – All in the hope that the evening will inspire you to get involved.  
Democracy House Conversations – with Special Guest Speaker: YOU!
February 3, 10, 17 and 24th, 2021, 5-6pm
A virtual series of respectful conversations about improving democracy in Canada.

The Night Before the Last US Presidential Debate: Trump – Biden Uncovered. We look forward to seeing you virtually on October 21!