‘Be it resolved that political correctness has gone too far.’
Do language and policies intended to not offend or disadvantage specific groups help us become a more compassionate society? Or do such rules encroach on everyone’s ability to express their opinions freely? Does ‘correcting our politics’ change hearts and minds? Or does it lead to resentment and accusations of special treatment?
Let’s have a debate.
Monday, October 17
Pre-Debate Concert: 6:30pm
Full Debate: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library
FREE. All welcome. Join us.
Be sure to visit the full event listing for complete details on the debate! Arguing in support of the motion will be Ali Chahbar (@AliChahbar) and Susan Toth (@TothSusan), while Mojdeh Cox (@womenincolour) and Jeffrey Preston (@jeffpreston) will argue contra.
Respondents include Tim Blackmore (Western University), Frankie Condon (@frankie_condon, University of Waterloo), and Sheri Doxtator (@sherideez, from the Oneida Nation of the Thames Settlement).
See the website for full bios for all of the debaters, respondents, and artists involved in this dynamic and multilayered evening. Follow #WHDpc for more announcements in the next few days. And if you have a moment, please let us know if you plan to attend!