PSA: Public Dialogue on Social Housing

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An Invitation to Participate In a dialogue on Social Housing

Dr Elliot Rossiter | Regular Faculty Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Douglas College is hosting an ‘event series’ titled “Changing the Conversation: Reflective Empathy and Public Discourse on Social Housing”.

Public discussions of social housing can perpetuate stigmas around poverty and homelessness. Meanwhile, the voices of people who need social housing may not heard. This three-part event series aims to encourage more reflective and empathetic discussions by centering these voices through first-person narrative and the arts.

Event #1: Diagnosing the Problem of Public Discussion – January 22nd, 6:30-8:00pm – Anvil Centre Theatre

Event #2: Listening to Different Voices in the Process – March 3rd, 6:30-8:00pm – New Westminster Public Library (Main Branch), Auditorium

Event #3: Reframing the Narrative through the Arts – March 27th, 6:30-8:00pm – Douglas College, Laura C. Muir Theatre

A more detailed description of the events can be found in this RECORD article by seasoned reporter THERESA McMANUS.

The events are free and open to the public. While the series forms a broader arc in its themes, each event is designed as a standalone event, so anyone would be welcome to attend any or all of the events.

If you are interested in attending, please register at the following link (which is currently live for the first event): bit.ly/ReflectiveEmpathy

Please feel free to circulate this information to anyone else in the community you think might be interested in the series. And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the events.

Dr. Elliot Rossiter | E-mail: rossitere@douglascollege.ca