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Can We Handle the Truth?

Posted by on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Events, News.

After months of planning, Project Dialogue has chosen a theme for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year.

Can we Handle the Truth?

“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.”                                                                                                                                                                   -Winston Churchill

Truth arises among us, spoken as words of freedom, experienced as acts of humanity, and known as the threshold we aspire to achieve. To know the truth one must not attempt to possess it but rather acknowledge it’s potential and respect its power. In search of the truth that inspires us all, Project Dialogue will attempt to poke the beast and awaken our spirit to speak truth to power.

Through speakers, performances, films and other events, we intend to spark the following conversations-  Are we really living in a desegregated, equitable world? Are we truly free citizens living in a democracy that we believe in? Are our values represented in the world we see around us? And if not, what am we doing about it? These and more questions will be addressed as we begin to ask ourselves, Can we handle the truth?

September 2011:
9/11 Ten Years Later with Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower; Al-Qaeda and The Road to 9/11

October/ November 2011:
Consumerism, Sustainability and the Economy

January/ February 2012:
Dialogue and Politics; Events include a debate concerning the upcoming presidential election and the commemoration of the year anniversary of Egypt’s Revolution

March/ April 2012:
Civic Engagement