Social Innovation Activators program

RADIUS is launching the new Social Innovation Activators program, an opportunity for Simon Fraser University's emerging changemakers to help understand, shape, and activate a stronger social innovation community that engages all faculties on all SFU campuses.

Social innovation is the creation of new ideas that address social problems by reconceiving the status quo to create more sustainable and just systems that benefit marginalized groups and society as a whole. To meet this definition, these ideas should be able to demonstrate their impact and consider pathways to financial sustainability and scale.

We talked about how the youth feels that they are misrepresented in SA politics. One of the panellists said social innovation starts with questions and what questions are we asking? Government cannot be the sole agent for social innovation.

The questions tackled were how does legacy inform memory and perpetuate a historical narrative that doesn't represent the complete fabric of SA society. Also how does this legacy idolize our leaders and place all the answers in their hands while they continue to mistreat their power and reinvent injustices to different groups of people.

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