Celebrate Freedom to Read Week with our February Hot Topic: Freedom of Expression.
Event will take place inside the Shumiatcher Theatre.
Intellectual freedom is a core value of public libraries and freedom of expression is recognized as vital to a democratic society. How do public institutions balance protecting intellectual freedom with creating spaces that welcome everyone, when some perspectives deny the validity or worth of others? What are our social responsibilities? How do we reconcile competing values? What is the role of social media in both inflaming these debates, and in providing a platform to support freedom of expression? Are some limits on intellectual freedom reasonable, or even necessary?
Join moderator Shauna Powers, host of Saskatchewan Weekend on CBC Saskatchewan radio, and our panel of community experts as we explore questions on free speech, censorship and freedom of expression.
• Dr. Alec Couros, Professor – Information and Communication Technologies, University of Regina
• Shannon Fayant, Principal of F.W. Johnson Collegiate
• Nicolle Nugent, Curator of Education, MacKenzie Art Gallery
• Robert Thomas, Librarian for the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Regina
More details: https://www.reginalibrary.ca/attend/programs/4069084