By Will McGuirk
We at slowcity.ca have been taking our time building capacity and connectivity. We began a decade ago but we are slow for a reason. We wanted to explain our mission clearly and carefully and gather an audience with the same values as us. We were never after quantity, only quality engagement and I looked at the stats today for the first seven months of this year and well, here they are.
We have engaged with thousands via this website and via our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and via our in-paper magazine Wunderlit. Each one is a person who cares about our work, and supports our work and is interested in our work. We have a community of activists engaged and now its time to move to the next stage.
There are a lot of challenges, a lot of needs, but also a lot of options and a lot of opportunities here in Oshawa. We need action on all the problems facing this city and we at slowcity.ca know we need to engage with our creative community for innovative, sustainable ideas, the likes of which only artists can imagine. We collectively need to imagine a new future, the old one gave us this broken world which is now in crisis.
So we will be.
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