UBC Dialogues: Advocate or Activist: What is the best way to effect change?

Event Details

Date & Time March 11, 2010, 9:30pm – March 12, 2010, 12:00am
Location Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
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Contact Samantha Diamond :: samantha.diamond@ubc.ca :: 604.822.9977
Website http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1420&EID=6348

UBC Dialogues: Advocate or Activist: What is the best way to effect change?
Thursday, March 11, 2010
6:30 - 9:00 pm

 From debates and lobbyists to boycotts and protesters, political action takes many forms. Should athletes refuse to compete against athletes from politically contentious countries? Should we burn great books from authors whose religious beliefs we find repugnant? Should we restrict artists from presenting their work? Should we reject academics purely on the basis of their religious or political beliefs or the country they are from?
 
Is there a time and place for righteous indignation? Or is it more effective to engage in dialogue with those we oppose?

Join fellow UBC alumni, donors and friends on March 11, 2010, for UBC Dialogues: Vancouver, presented in partnership with the Chutzpah! Festival. Hear from leading experts in the fields of arts, academics and athletics and find out if there is a best way to effect change.

Join moderator, Stephen Owen, LLB’72, UBC Vice-President, External, Legal and Community Relations and hear from the following UBC experts:

Dr. Mark Warren, UBC Professor of Political Science and Harold and Dorrie Merilees Chair in the Study of Democracy
Nettie Wild, BFA’76, Canadian Documentary Filmmaker
David Dunnison, BSc'81, BSF'83, Rower (selected for the boycotted 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow) and Vice President of Business Development, 6N Silicon
RSVP by Friday, March 5, 2010.

For more information contact Samantha Diamond at 604.822.9977 or samantha.diamond@ubc.ca.

Program: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Reception: 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 2N7 

Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free and guests are welcome but advance registration is required.