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Community Conversations: Intellectual Freedom

Presented by panelists James Turk and Jeff Knoll

2022-10-06 18:00:00 2022-10-06 19:30:00 America/New_York Community Conversations: Intellectual Freedom Join us for a discussion on intellectual freedom, how it impacts society as a whole and in your everyday life, and what we can all do together to protect intellectual freedom. Central Branch - Auditorium

Thursday, October 06
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-06 18:00:00 2022-10-06 19:30:00 America/New_York Community Conversations: Intellectual Freedom Join us for a discussion on intellectual freedom, how it impacts society as a whole and in your everyday life, and what we can all do together to protect intellectual freedom. Central Branch - Auditorium

Central Branch

Auditorium

Join us for a discussion on intellectual freedom, how it impacts society as a whole and in your everyday life, and what we can all do together to protect intellectual freedom.

In celebration of Canada Library Month and OPL’s Community Conversations series,  join us for a conversation on intellectual freedom with our special guest speaker, James Turk, Director for the Centre for Free Expression and distinguished visiting scholar at the Toronto Metropolitan University. 

Bio: James Turk

From 1998 to June 2014, he served as Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

Prior to joining CAUT, Jim was an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, specializing in Canadian Studies, and Director of the Labour Studies Program at University College. He also has been Executive Assistant to the National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Director of Education for the Ontario Federation of Labour, and Research Director for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of Canada.

Jim has written extensively on academic freedom, freedom of expression, university governance, civil liberties, commercialization of universities, and related public policy issues. His most recent book was an edited collection, Academic Freedom in Conflict: the Struggle over Speech Rights in the University (2014).

Jim is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University.

James will be joined by other panelist, Board Chair. Regional Councilor for Ward 5 and owner of Film.ca, Jeff Knoll. Jeff will be the moderator for the evening.

This program is a part of OPL’s Community Conversations Series – OPL’s commitment to creating a community that celebrates diversity, belonging, addressing difficult conversations, and helping build connections.

Registration is required.

Skills learned: Critical thinking, information literacy 

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