Talk about issues at Philosophers Café sessions in New West

Sit down, share ideas and talk with your neighbours about issues of the day.

The SFU Philosophers Café series is continuing at New Westminster Museum, with a couple of upcoming sessions announced for this season.

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On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Valerie Malla will moderate a discussion on Canada’s immigration policies – from when they became more restrictive in the early 20th century to the time of fewer restrictions in the late 20th century. The discussion will look at diversity, multiculturalism and community.

Then, on Wednesday, March 6, Malla will lead a discussion session on Getting the Word Out, in conjunction with the museum’s feature exhibition. The conversation will cover such topics as: How do we get access to correct information from mainstream media outlets? Are they reliable? Is there such a thing as “fake news”? What are the effects of propaganda? What is our responsibility to ensure that healthy and responsible communications are part of our real experiences?

Philosophers Café sessions run from 6 to 7:30 and are open to people aged 16 and up. They’re free, and no registration is needed; you can just drop in. Call 604-527-4640 for information.

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