Campaign School: Kristyn Wong-Tam
Those elected to Toronto City Council for the first time in 2010 found themselves under the media microscope more than any of their municipal politician predecessors — while the downtown councillors were also put in a position of being on the opposite side of the mayor.
Kristyn Wong-Tam has successfully navigated these circumstances and more for the past 18 months. For the next edition of Campaign School, the Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale) representative will share details of how she ended up in this position after years of experience in both activism and entrepreneurship along with advice on how others can potentially follow in her footsteps.
Metaviews presents a participatory series dedicated to sharing insights into political participation — from running for office, to rallying around a cause, to engaging in punditry through all forms of media.
Sessions will consist of debating, dissecting and discussing best practices, strategies and the necessary steps to succeed in having a voice heard in the political arena.
Campaign School will look at the emerging issues in both government and society, evaluate what it takes for a candidate or issue to click with voters and review lessons learned from recent political history. Whether you have entertained taking a run at public office, or just want to be a more engaged observer, each session will have something different to offer.