You're Invited: Humanities in the City: Humanities Literacy Week

Humanities in the City: Public Discourse and Human Beings

Join us for this special event presented as part of UVic's Humanities Literacy Week, a celebration of what makes us human, which runs from March 11 to 15.

For many, the tone and content of public discourse today appears to have plummeted to new lows. Fake news and personal attacks seem to have replaced the respectful pursuit of truth and shared human dignity. In such times, it can feel intimidating or even frightening to enter into public debate. But in such times, responsible, open public discourse is more important than ever.

Join Chris Goto-Jones (Dean of Humanities at UVic and mindfulness teacher), Lisa Helps (Mayor of Victoria and UVic alumna), Audrey Yap (Associate Professor in Philosophy at UVic), Paul Bramadat (Director of UVic’s Centre for Studies in Religion and Society), and guests to discuss the challenges and requirements of creating, defending, and servicing an open, healthy, and civil environment for public debate. How we talk is a reflection of how we are – who do you want to be? This event is part of Humanities Literacy Week, a celebration of the values of UVic’s Faculty of Humanities.

Space is limited. Seating will be first come first serve.

Location: Victoria City Hall
Time: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13
Cost: Free

To learn more about UVic's Humanities Literacy Week, click here.