Event

SFU Philosophers' Café

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in  libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. Join us for lively discussions with Moderator Reema Faris! 

  • Monday, September 24
    The heart goes on, but does love? In the 20 years since Titanic swept the Oscars, epic romances, especially those that are doomed, continue to fascinate us. Why?
     
  • Monday, October 22
    20 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled sexual orientation did not preclude individuals from legislative human rights protection. How has the social discourse around sexuality evolved since?
     
  • Monday, November 26 
    Six girls were convicted of assault in 1998 for their role in the deadly attack on Reena Virk. What has the impact been on our understanding of gender-based violence?

Reema Faris is a Ph.D student with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Her research focuses on popular culture and feminism. An MA in Graduate Liberal Studies (SFU 2015), she holds a BA in History and Classical Studies from the University of British Columbia (1983) and MBA from the University of Toronto (1990). 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location: 

Lynn Valley

Time: 

Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Mon Oct 22 2018, Mon Nov 26 2018.
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Audience: 

  • Adults