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Providence University College Public Lecture Series
This series of seven free public lectures are designed to offer a free educational experience for the general public by Providence University College faculty.
The sixth lecture in the series, titled "Living to Consume or Consuming to Live? Consumer Culture and Simpler Living" will be given by Valerie Hiebert, Ph.D. (cand.), Assistant Professor of Sociology.
Increasingly, current North American patterns of (over)consumption are being questioned by many people, both for personal and public ethical reasons. An overview of the social history that has produced the modern consumer, and an examination of the global impact of consumerism, suggest that consumer culture is neither obligatory nor healthy. Thoughtful and effective potential ways forward, as attempts to live out fuller expressions of social justice and Christian spirituality, will be explored.
About Valerie Hiebert:
Val Hiebert is currently completing her Ph.D. from the University of Essex, UK. A former Director of the Providence Theatre program, her interests in the ethics of consumption find expression both within and outside the classroom. An avid gardener and runner, Val and Jake (spouse) have recently become hobby sheep farmers.
About the Public Lecture Series:
For more information about the Public Lecture Series and an overview of all the lectures offered, please follow this link to read the press release.
Location: McNally Robinson Bookstore Community Classroom, 1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Contact: Dennis Hiebert
Phone: 204-433-7488 ext 272
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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