Walrus and McGill return to Segal Centre

The Walrus Foundation, McGill University, the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) and the Segal Centre are pleased to present the inaugural Walrus McGill Talks at the Segal Centre on April 3, 2012. The Talks continue the partnership that began with last year’s sold-out Walrus McGill Debate at the Segal Centre, and will feature well-known thinkers, each giving short talks on The Art of Cultural Diversity.

Our speakers will speak on various aspects of cultural diversity in Montreal-and in Quebec as a whole-and will include: Jenny Burman (Art History and Communication Studies, McGill), Cameron Charlebois (Canada Lands Company), Anne Lagacé Dowson (broadcaster, and President and Director General of the Tolerance Foundation), Maurice Forget (Fasken Martineau), Manon Gauthier (Segal Centre), Nantali Indongo (Nomadic Massive), Anne-Marie Jean (Culture Montréal), Eric M’Boua (Diversité Artistique Montréal), Noah Richler (author and broadcaster), and Will Straw (McGill Institute of the Study of Canada).

“As publishers of Canada’s best magazine, it’s important for us to bring discussion from the page to the stage to promote public participation in issues relevant to Canadians,” said Shelley Ambrose, co-publisher of The Walrus and executive director of the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation. “In any multicultural, multilingual city with a robust arts community, this kind of conversation is crucial, and we’re thrilled to bring these Talks to Montreal to discuss the achievements and challenges of cultural diversity in one of the world’s best cities,” added Ambrose.

“The Walrus and the Segal Centre share our commitment to public education, and we’re thrilled that we can once again partner with them to bring these lively talks to our students, faculty, and the people of Montreal,” said Christopher Manfredi, Dean of Arts of McGill University.

“The Segal Centre is proud to support the inaugural Walrus McGill Talks. We strongly believe that partnerships with organizations such as The Walrus Foundation, McGill University and the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) are paramount to building a vibrant arts community and strengthening our collective mission to promote the importance of Montreal’s cultural diversity,” says Manon Gauthier, CEO of the Segal Centre.

Who: Jenny Burman, Cameron Charlebois, Anne Lagacé Dowson, Maurice Forget, Manon Gauthier, Nantali Indongo, Anne-Marie Jean, Eric M’Boua, Noah Richler, and Will Straw

What: The Walrus McGill Talks at the Segal Centre

Where: Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, 5170 chemin de la Cote-Ste-Catherine, Montreal

When: Tuesday, April 3, 21012, 6:00 p.m./Admission costs $15 general, $10 students

For more information: www.walrusmagazine.com/montreal

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