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Action Hall

The Citizen Action Hall in the Humanities Building at the University of Alberta is nestled right in the hub of academia. The hallways buzz with students chatting and studying. The Citizen Action Hall itself looks like any other classroom but what takes place inside is pretty cool and unique.

Every Friday afternoon during the fall and winter semesters individuals with disabilities,  University of Alberta students, disability workers, and researchers gather together to explore the notion of citizenship.

People share stories, ponder ideas, imagine better futures, take pictures, make films, and listen to guest speakers. The action hall experience has begun to cause our collective to think of ourselves not just as citizens, but also as citizenologists– explorers of what ideas and action can foster engaged citizenship.

Fall 2014 Citizen Action Hall

In the fall of 2014, a group of inspired citizens with disabilities, University of Alberta Community Service-Learning students, researchers and Skills Society community support workers got together to curate artifacts and stories for 5 geocaches we then launched into our community.

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Fantastic Days of Everything- Linda’s Story

Check out Linda’s new story that emerged from her exploration in the Citizen Action Hall this semester.

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What The U of A Citizen Action Hall Is About

Every Friday afternoon during the school year, Individuals with disabilities, disability workers, University of Alberta students and researchers gathered together to explore what it means to be a citizen.

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Animation made by U of A students about The Citizen Action Hall

Produced entirely by University of Alberta Community Service-Learning student Alicia Guennette and Hassina Fazli.

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Citizen Action Hall at the University of Alberta

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Here are some pics from the fall session of the Citizen Action Hall held at the University of Alberta.  

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