What do we owe to trolls and Nazis?
Community Discussion Group PROVOCATIONS | Session #1
March 16th, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
SBCAST @ 513 Garden St., Santa Barbara
How do democratic virtues change as our civic life increasingly moves online? Should we try to reason with Nazis? Must we show respect to trolls? Drawing on case studies and participants’ own experiences, this workshop will ask hard questions about democracy and citizenship in the digital age. We will listen to Lindy West’s story, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS,” and read excerpts from Angela Nagles’ Kill All Normies to consider what the evolution of online communi- ties and the “culture wars” might mean for American democracy.
The event will be followed by a reception.