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The Causerie

154 Victoria Street South

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Kitchener, ON N2G 2B5

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Automatic Consumerism & the Gig Economy: How is technology changing the ways that we shop, work, and live?
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We're very excited to host a new monthly series at the Causerie: "Thinking Carefully About Technology" with Neal Thomas!

How might we think more carefully about the relationship between culture and technology? Are technological systems under our control, or out of control? Join us for any or all of this five-part series that will discuss the tools, devices, platforms, and system that make modern life possible (in all its complications).

We will provide coffee, tea, and light refreshments for this event.
Vegan & gluten-free options always available.

Marit Collective focuses on creating spaces for thoughtful discussion that allows us to listen, learn, and connect across perspectives. We expect all attendees to engage respectfully with the topics and with each other but our events cannot be considered “safe spaces”. We are committed to inclusion, understanding, and making sure everyone present has a chance to contribute their thoughts (if desired).

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Neal Thomas teaches courses on media and technology at Wilfrid Laurier University, both in the Department of Communication Studies at Waterloo, and for the Digital Media and Journalism department in Brantford. His research, writing, and teaching bring a humanities-based perspective to bear on technology, especially focusing on the impacts of the internet and web upon the political imagination of modern societies. Relocated from Chapel Hill, NC a little more than a year ago, Neal is happy to have landed in Waterloo Region, where the trees and trails are ample.
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ABOUT US:
Marit Collective is a social organization that encourages a culture of depth and thoughtfulness through exploring personal insight and human connection. We create space for respectful discussion and consciousness-raising within our own groups and community, working at the personal level to foster more empathy and awareness of each other. We believe that individual shifts in understanding can lead to larger societal evolution in an increasingly polarized world.

Our new home, the Causerie, is a place to listen, learn, and connect across perspectives. With this space, we are working to build a community centered around thoughtful discussion & deeper consideration of complex issues through sharing ideas and personal points-of-view. Read more about us here: https://communityedition.ca/cozying-up-to-the-causerie-marit-collectives-new-conversational-space/

INFO ON LOCATION/ACCESSIBILITY/GETTING HERE:

The Causerie is situated in an historical building in downtown Kitchener and as such it has some limitations. There are two steps into the front entrance and five steps inside up into the large event room. There are two gender-unspecified bathrooms and there are no steps to get to them inside the space. The bathrooms have no accessibility devices installed.

This is a scent-free event. Please refrain from using scented colognes, perfumes, hair products or soaps.

For general comfort & cleanliness at the Causerie, we ask visitors to take off their outdoor shoes & bring slippers or clean shoes to wear inside. There is a basket of slippers by the front door that visitors can borrow from as well!


*No one turned away due to lack of funds or credit card; please contact maritcollective@gmail.com to pay cash at the door, or pay-what-you-can and sponsored ticket options.*

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Are you a member of the Causerie? Use the following codes to access your discounted or free event. PLEASE NOTE you must bring your member card with you to the event to verify your identity. Member cards are not transferable though you may be able to bring a friend.

Tier 3 members: Use code 'FULL' to access your free events!
Tier 2 members: Use code 'FREE' to access your one-free-per-month event!
Tier 1 members: Use code 'MEMBER' to access your 20% member discount!

Not a member? Join as a member within 24 hours of attending this event, and your ticket price will be counted towards the price of your membership - ask us for details (or email maritcollective@gmail.com)!
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The Causerie

154 Victoria Street South

#Suite 2

Kitchener, ON N2G 2B5

Canada

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