S P E C I A L E V E N T:
Uffe Elbaek: Populism, Politics and Love
Danish MP and founder of the Alternative Party
with Maggie MacDonald
APRIL 18, 2017; 6 – 7:30PM
401 RICHMOND ST, TORONTO
TICKETS: $10 (Includes one glass of wine or beer)
Join Danish politician and social entrepreneur Uffe Elbaek for a conversation about the growing populist wave in Europe, founding a party determined to create a new political culture in Denmark, and why he wants to see more people on the dance floor.
About Uffe Elbaek
Uffe Elbæk is a Danish social worker, author, entrepreneur, and leader of The Alternative, a Danish political party.
In 1991, Uffe Elbæk founded the internationally-renown KaosPilots, a school of social innovation and entrepreneurship in Denmark. He acted as their principal until 2006. The KaosPilots School inspired the creation of several international schools in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands. From 2007 to 2009, Elbæk served as the CEO of the 2009 World Outgames.
From October 2011 to December 2012, he served as the Danish Minister of Culture. He was a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party, which he left in September 2013. He now represents The Alternative, a new entrepreneurial green party he co-founded with Josephine Fock.
Elbæk lives in Copenhagen with his partner Jens, and has two children from former relationships.
| Read Uffe's essay, A Friendly Revolution.
About Maggie MacDonald
Maggie MacDonald is a Toronto-based musician, graphic artist, environmentalist and writer who grew up in Cornwall, Ontario, where she became active in the local independent rock music scene.
She has performed as a member of The Hidden Cameras, Barcelona Pavilion, and Republic of Safety. Her work has also appeared in the Globe and Mail, Lola and Broken Pencil. Her first novel, Kill the Robot, was published in 2005.