Governance & Politics
April 18, 2018

A Strong 6ix — Pushing for Change on Toronto's City Council

There’s an interesting movement happening in Toronto, where a small group of millennials is determined to change municipal politics by providing information, engagement, and a platform to learn about and discuss the issues.
Using social media and meme-worthy snippets about politics and participation, the group, which its members call “A Strong 6ix”, is providing a guide to involvement.

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Amy Liu tweets: Despite media narratives, most existing and new millennials in urban centers are not white but young people of color. Read latest from Bill Frey of @BrookingsMetro:

As underscored in my report, “The millennial generation: A demographic bridge to America’s diverse future,” at 44 percent minority, millennials are the most diverse adult generation in American history. …
… nearly three-fifths of millennials residing in core urban counties are racial minorities, where more than a quarter are Hispanic, 18 percent are black, and the rest other races.  … notable metropolitan areas where whites constitute a minority of millennials are New York City, Atlanta, and Chicago (download Table 1). …
To the extent that young adult populations continue to gravitate to urban America, they will bring with them a strong racial-ethnic dimension. And as the even more racially diverse post-millennial generation ages into their 20s and follows similar trends, we will see even greater racial diversity among young adult populations in each part of the metropolitan area and especially in urban cores.


Hard to find exact comparative data for core Canadian cities, but there is this from Environics:


Unrelated but connected: this quote from an NYT op-ed: Go Ahead, Millennials, Destroy Us

One of my students once asked me, when I was teaching the writing of political op-ed essays, why adults should listen to anything young people had to say about the world. My answer: because they’re afraid of you. They don’t understand you. And they know you’re going to replace them.


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Relationship(s) of Boomers and Millennials

owe, expect or learn from the other? The Baby Boomers are the generation that was born from the end of WW II up to the early 1960s. Millennials were born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.

Guest Speaker: Gordon Price, Director of the City Program at SFU and Vancouver City Councilor for 15 years.

Moderator: Randall MacKinnon, SENIORSage for MackINNOVATION Friday, March 20 7 pm Vancouver Public Library (Oakridge branch), 191–650 West 41st Avenue Read more »