Civic engagement? active citizenship? what’s another word for political participation? This month’s conversation invites Cem Özdemir, co-chair of the German Green Party to talk about political life in Germany and the influences that shaped his political outlook.
Lessons from from last month’s webinar, “Ballot Box to Podium: Mobilizing Immigrant Voters and New Leadership” are now available! Follow this city-to-city conversation between Toronto’s Alejandra Bravo, School4Civics, and Eva Millona, MIRA, in Boston….
On February 28, the thirs edition of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) released data that compares Canada to 30 other countries. Canada scored third -worth celebrating- but leaves room for improvement.
A lovely video recently caught our attention. In December 2008, journalist Carlotta Mismetti Capua met four four Afghanistani boys on a city bus. They had travelled 5000 km to get to La città di Asterix, their name for Rome.
Cem Özdemir, Co-Chair of The Green Party/Die Grünen (Germany) is the first party leader in Germany to come from an immigrant background. The son of Turkish “guest workers”, he has become the de facto expert on immigration and integration issues for his party.