Free Premiere Screening & Discussion – Count Me In
WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, invites you to the free premiere of the local documentary film, Count Me In.
At a time when voter frustration is mounting, there’s finally a good news story about money and voting. Count Me In highlights an innovative experiment in direct democracy that gives ordinary Chicagoans direct say over local public projects and monies. Pioneered in Chicago, participatory budgeting is rapidly spreading across the country. This film shows residents pitch ideas for street repairs, bike lanes, and community gardens. Projects get researched, proposals crafted, and at the end, the entire community is invited to vote.