Revisiting the Political Correctness Debate

Jeff Preston joins us to discuss how public discourse about ‘political correctness’ has continued to evolve, five months on from the Wolf Hall Debates event on the issue last October.


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Date/Time
Monday, March 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Central Library
251 Dundas St

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Curious Public at Central Library (in partnership with London Public Library)

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‘Has political correctness gone too far?’ That was the question up for debate at the Wolf Hall Debates event in October. For many, the discussion provoked more questions than it answered: such as, who gets to define what ‘political correctness’ even means in the first place? In this conversation, Jeff and James will revisit some of the questions from the debate, looking at the issue again through lens of an ever-shifting political landscape. Join us and come reflect on what we been learning and experiencing as a community over the last five months.

Jeffrey Preston (@jeffpreston) is a long-time disability rights activist who currently teaches Digital and Not-for-Profit Marketing in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business at Fanshawe College. He was on the team arguing Against the motion ‘political correctness has gone too far’ at the debate in October.