local voices network

Election 2020: A Community Conversation for Teens

Election 2020: We all have a voice in this moment. Your voice matters!

Whether you will be voting in this year’s election or not, you can engage in public conversation about civic engagement and the issues you believe most important to your community. As critical decisions are being made about resources, health care, and public safety, it is more important than ever for journalists and policymakers hear personal stories from our lived experiences. Let’s build connections to improve our communities and understanding of one another, while keeping physical distance to protect public health.

Looking for company and connection that goes deeper than a Twitter feed or Instagram story? Want to share your hopes, concerns, and reflections with others? Join us!

Here’s how it works:

  • Step one: You’ll join a small group recorded conversation, facilitated by QPL staff. You’ll share real concerns, stories, and ideas connected to your experience living in NYC.
  • Step two: Our recorded conversation will then be transcribed, keyworded, and posted on a website to be shared with media outlets, local decision-makers, and other neighborhood stakeholders with the goal of offering a new window into issues that are important to our community.

Together, we’ll create a platform where everyone is invited to be heard.

Register and include your name and email to receive the link to participate. – no phone number or library barcode required! The Zoom link will be sent to you by email shortly before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

The Queens Memory Project is partnering with the Local Voices Network (LVN) to record neighborhood conversations on important local topics. Stop by queensmemory.org for more information and other events.


Public Notice & Disclaimer


Please note that If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, you must have your guardian’s consent to participate in this program. Children aged 13 or younger may not participate in this program.


This program will be hosted by the Local Voices Network as a Zoom meeting, a third party meeting platform with its own privacy policy. The Library is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, which may be different from the Library’s Privacy Policy.



Oct 22 2020


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm