SFU Philosopher's Cafe

SFU Philosopher’s Café – Intergroup Relations in Early BC (16+ years)
From the first contact of Europeans with the First Nation's Peoples, the formation of Canada, through the Gold Rush, we take a look at the early history of British Columbia in terms of how intergroup relations developed between multi-ethnic peoples and their consequences from our modern-day perspectives. This program is in association with New Westminster Museum’s permanent gallery.
Moderator: Valerie Malla

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre 
Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
January 16
Drop-in Fee: Free


SFU Philosopher’s Café – Canada’s Immigration Policies (16+ years)
Canada's immigration policies are referred to as they became more restrictive in the early 20th century to less restrictive in the late 20th century: discussion around immigration, diversity, multiculturalism, and community will be the focus. This program is in association with New Westminster Museum’s permanent gallery.
Moderator: Valerie Malla

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre 
Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
February 6
Drop-in Fee: Free


SFU Philosopher’s Café – Getting the Word Out (16+ years)
In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out, discuss relevant philosophical issues with members of your community. How do we get access to correct information via the mainstream media outlets? Are they reliable?  Is there such a thing as "fake news"?  What are the effects of propaganda?  Finally, what is our responsibility to ensure that healthy and responsible communications are part of our real experiences?
Moderator: Valerie Malla

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre 
Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
March 6
Drop-in Fee: Free