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TALK: Compelling Conversations with Douglas Todd

TALK: Compelling Conversations with Douglas Todd

Douglas Todd
KPU Richmond
Room 2550

Description:

The respected World Values Survey has conducted opinion polls around the globe that prove people who live in different nations often have different values. They disagree on the importance of such things as hard work, women’s equality, tolerance, children’s obedience, business practices and many other things. Yet Canada arguably welcomes more immigrants from more places than any other nation in the world. Almost half the population of Metro Vancouver is foreign born.

Can such diverse people get along, learn from each other, integrate and intermarry? Or will Canadians form into cultural enclaves, largely spending time with people of their own colour, mother language and distinct culture? How much interest is there in enhancing integration and inter-cultural connection? And how could it be done?

Compelling Conversations is an annual TALK public lecture, made possible by a generous endowment to the KPU Foundation by former TALK member Winnifred Searle. The lecture is open to the public and we expect people from all ages and cultural groups and from all over the Lower Mainland to attend. We hope to start a “compelling conversation” about this essential topic.

America/Vancouver TALK: Compelling Conversations with Douglas Todd The respected World Values Survey has conducted opinion polls around the globe that prove people who live in different nations often have different values. They disagree on the importance of such things as hard work, women’s equality, tolerance, children’s obedience, business practices and many other things. Yet Canada arguably welcomes more immigrants from more places than any other nation in the world. Almost half the population of Metro Vancouver is foreign born. Room 2550 KPU Richmond