SOURCE: Seneca

Seneca College

October 14, 2015 09:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Seneca College Students Are Making a Giant "Aspiration Wall" to Write Their Wishes for the New Government

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 14, 2015) -

WHAT:
My Vote, My Voice is a one-day event organized by Seneca College students aiming to increase political engagement among Canada's youngest voters. The event will feature a 4 x 16-foot "aspiration wall" for students to write and share ideas of what they want the next government to do.

WHO:
Five Seneca College students -Samawada Abdi, Ryan Beckford, Karina Chu, Meghan DuCille, Adrienne Martin.

WHEN:
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Seneca College (York University campus)
Stephen E. Quinlan Building, cafeteria
70 The Pond Rd

WHY:
Less than half of eligible young voters cast a ballot in the last federal election. According to the most recent surveys, voter turnout among Canadian youth is considerably low due to a lack of motivation and interest in politics. This event will create a political discussion among students, encouraging them to take part in politics. As Seneca College is one of the most culturally diverse campuses in Canada, the wall will feature a wide range of political views. Creators of the event hope to inspire youth across the country to become more active in the political process.

CONTACT:
Students taking part in the event will be available on-site for interviews. To request an interview with a My Vote, My Voice creator or other students please contact one of the following:

Karina Chu (416) 722-7538/ kchu21@myseneca.ca
Meghan DuCille (647) 464-0236/ mhducille@myseneca.ca
Adrienne Martin at (613) 697-1380/ amartin22@myseneca.ca

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