RiVAL and the Thunder Bay Public Library are pleased to present a series of three lectures by RiVAL’s co-director and Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University Dr. Max Haiven.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2pm: The Power and Poverty of the Imagination
  • Saturday, October 26, 2pm: The Economy of Anxiety
  • Saturday, November 30, 2pm: Our Age of Revenge

All events are free and open to the public at the Fireside Reading Room of the Brodie Street branch of the library.

These talks will also be webcast: stay tuned for more information.

Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2165659397059600/

Saturday, September 21, 2pm: The Power and Poverty of the Imagination

The imagination is not only a force of the individual mind. It profoundly shapes how we live together and the nature of our society. In a society of growing inequalities, what is the fate of the imagination? And how can the imagination become a force for social change?

Saturday, October 26, 2pm: The Economy of Anxiety

Anxiety, especially among young people, has reached epidemic proportions. But rather than blame the individual we, as a society, need to take a hard look at the world we have created and, together, discover how to transform it.

Saturday, November 30, 2pm: Our Age of Revenge

Revenge is a dark human passion that modern democracies have sought to banish. But what if vengeance is a driving force behind our capitalist economic system? And what do we make of the return of revenge politics today?