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Religion, Comedy and Free Speech Symposium

Religion, Comedy and Free Speech Symposium
7 Hart House Circle, Debates Room
Time: Feb 3rd, 6:00 pm End: Feb 3rd, 8:30 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Humanities, Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), 2000-
Talk by Zarqa Nawaz

The Multi Faith Centre presents

Religion, Comedy and Free Speech Symposium

From Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and The Rick Mercer Report to This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Saturday Night Live, satire can act as a lively critique of the powers that be. The intersection of comedy and religion can be hilarious, illuminating and fraught with difficulty. When does free speech become hate speech? In any given situation whose voices are not being heard? How do we critique without censoring?

Join award-winning writer and film-maker Zarqua Nawaz, creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie, Prof. Ken Durry, author of A Buddhist, a Christian, and an Atheist Walk into a Classroom: Pedagogical Reflections on Religion and Humor, and Tasleem Thawar, Executive Director with Pen Canada, Canada's foremost human rights organization for writers, for an engaging conversation.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. Register today and include "Comedy" in the subject line along with your student number in the body of the message.


For further information, please contact the Multi Faith Centre at 416-946-3120


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