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Philosophers’ Cafe
Ageism: Elders, Sages and Wisdom in a Culture of Speed

Thursday, Sept 26, 1:30 – 3 pm
Central Lions Seniors Association, 11113 – 113 Street, Edmonton


In many cultures growing old brings with it a certain amount of respect and a sense that cumulative experience bears within it wisdom. Modern culture is oriented towards the young and the future. Our conversation will explore the place of the elderly, or lack of it, in today’s society and the implications both for those who are older and for the young.

Fee: Members & Non Members $6

 

Free Speech & Hate Speech: A Question of Dignity?
Thursday, Oct 24, 1:30 – 3 pm
Central Lions Seniors Association, 11113 – 113 Street, Edmonton


Against the backdrop of the right to free speech we will explore issues central to a current debate on the subject. How do we define hate speech? Can we define a boundary if crossed that warrants censorship?Join David Goa for discussion and reflection.

Fee: Members & Non Members $6

 

Philosophers’ Cafe
Religious Freedom and Secularism, Quebec’s Bill 21 and Beyond

Thursday, Nov 21, 1:30 – 3 pm
Central Lions Seniors Association, 11113 – 113 Street, Edmonton


Some have argued that the right to religious freedom is the quintessential human right; that it trumps other rights. Others seek to “free” the public square of anything that signifies religious presence. Following a consideration of Quebec’s Bill 21 and against the backdrop of the debate in Quebec our conversation will explore the implications for a pluralistic society.

Fee: Members & Non Members $6