Free, thought-provoking, expert-facilitated discussions on important issues facing our communities produced in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records.
Conspiracy and Credibility: Look Who's Talking, about What -- Law Talk and Loose Talk
January 18, 2017 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Dr. T. J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
It is undeniable that words have power, the power to teach, to defend, to inspire and to offend, the power to reveal facts and falsehoods, the power to foster democracy in a civil society. But what happens when the words people choose cause harm? What is fact and what is opinion? What is protected speech and what is not? In the fast-paced world of social media the words we choose can be wielded as weapon or shield, and who is talking, makes a difference. Join us for a FRANK Talk about the law, speech and credibility.
What are FRANK Talks?
FRANK Talks are face-to-face conversations on ideas that matter. Attendees discuss issues of local and national importance in local libraries at a single-session 75-minute program, led by a humanities scholar/expert on the topic. FRANK Talks engage participants with important issues and provide the opportunity to put them in context, weigh facts, and consider different points of view. The goal of FRANK Talks is to inspire people to practice the skills of citizenship – to listen respectfully and engage thoughtfully with one another on important issues that affect our communities. Topics can include: education, immigration, religion, civil rights, veterans and more.
To learn more go to: http://www.azhumanities.org/