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Apples
October 9, 2018
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Events: Oct 9 to 14

This week, sample some apples at the Apple festival, attend a public lecture on social media and revolution, and engage in a dialogue on a movie you might have seen this summer: “Crazy Rich Asians”.

United Way Week of Caring

Why you should go

Buy cookies and hang out with a Sea Otter mascot—all for a good cause!

DETAILS

United Way is an organization that addresses local issues in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, such as poverty and helping at-risk kids reach their full potential. This week, there are a number of events happening across campus with all proceeds going to the United Way. Events include a spelling bee, cookie sale, and meet-up with a Sea Otter!

  • When: Tue, Oct 9 - Fri, Oct 12

  • Price: Various

  • Where: Around campus

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Social Media, the Arab Spring, and a Journalism Revolution

Why you should go

Speaker Andy Carvin is known as “The Man Who Tweets Revolutions”.

DETAILS

Through his work with NPR, reported.ly, and NowThis, Andy Carvin has explored the importance of social media in journalism. This talk will focus on how social media became an integral part of the Arab Spring, both for the revolutionaries involved and the journalists covering it.

  • When: Tue, Oct 9 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Green College, Coach House

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Watching Crazy Rich Asians in Vancouver (A Dialogue, Not A Film Screening)

Why you should go

If you watched “Crazy Rich Asians” and had some thoughts, this is your chance to share, and hear what other people thought.

DETAILS

The recent release of “Crazy Rich Asians” has sparked many conversations. If you watched the movie in Vancouver, your experience of the film may have been more complex still. This dialogue brings together distinguished panelists and 200 of your peers for a discussion on everyone’s collective mixed reactions to the film, and what it means for Metro Vancouver today.

  • When: Wed, Oct 10 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Ponderosa Ballroom

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‘Writing Dissent’ without Writing People Off Featuring Robert Jensen

Why you should go

This talk will give the case for reasoned argumentation, even in these divisive times.

DETAILS

In 2001, Robert Jensen published a book that offered a model of radical writing for mass media that can engage rather than alienate. Since then, political alienation has spiked and engagement seems more difficult. In this lecture, Jensen will distinguish between radical and reactionary, and argue for a continued commitment to reasoned argumentation in civic life.

  • When: Thu, Oct 11 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Caseroom


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Apple Festival

Why you should go

Apples, apple pie, apple chips, and more!

DETAILS

This classic UBC festival features crafts, a leaf pile, and lots of great food. From apple pie to hot coffee, chocolate, pizza, cookies, popcorn, and more, you can stuff your face with all of fall’s finest offerings!

  • When: Sat, Oct 13 - Sun, Oct 14 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Price: $5

  • Where: UBC Botanical Garden