Can we all govern?

Us Now is a ground-breaking documentary project about the power of mass collaboration, the internet and its potential impact on society. Directed by Ivo Gormley, the film explores how the web is changing the ways we can organize ourselves. From a democratic football club where the fans pick the team to a lending service where everyone can be a bank manager, Us Now tells the story of new technology through human eyes, and for the first time brings together the leading thinkers in the field of participation and web culture to describe how mass collaboration could change society. 

Watch this tonight for free at Ryerson! 

Ryerson University Library Building, LB72 Auditorium

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3 


Join Mayor David Miller and Don Tapscott at  Volunteer Toronto’s Free Movie Night featuring Us Nowa UK documentary about how the web enables people of all ages to participate in their communities.

After the screening, a panel discussion on the role of technology in community engagement will take place with Toronto’s social innovation and non-profit organizations:

Allyson Hewitt, Director of Social Entrepreneurship, MaRS Discovery District

Christine Cooper, Executive Director, Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME)

Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation

Mark Kuznicki, PrincipalRemarkk and Co-organizer of ChangeCamp

Marco Campana, Online Capacity Development Coordinator, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Tuesday, May 5th:

5:30pm Doors Open

6:00pm Event Start

9:00pm Close

Location and transportation info: Click on the Library Building link on this map of Ryerson.

Thanks to the CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson for their sponsorship of this event.

Visit our reception area booths to learn more about Volunteer Toronto and our community partners:

Volunteer TorontoMe to We StyleMaRS Discovery DistrictUnited Way GenNextRefresh Events,MyCharityConnects and F.A.M.E.

Twitter hashtag: #usnow

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