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Sit on the Fence or Take a Stand?
Sometimes the world seems completely binary. We are perpetually pressured to pick a side, join a team, raise a flag, and declare our allegiance. But if we are open-minded and can rationalise both sides of an argument, we often find ourselves sitting on the fence with our toes dipped in two worlds. Which is better, having convictions or empathy?

Lindsay Jordan, a senior lecturer at UAL, wrote her PhD thesis on the ethics of understanding and the connection between contradiction and disillusionment. She will talk to us about the controversy of fence-sitting and how it impacts our daily lives.

Tuning in all the way from New Zealand, Singaporean slam champion, poet, and multidisciplinary artist Deborah Emmanuel will be our guest performer.

Hosted by street art blogger Stuart Holdsworth, this assembly will also have some rocking tunes for you to sing and dance along to, and a talk from a member of our community who is Trying Their Best.

Please stay after for tea and biscuits (provided by you!), and lively conversation with other members of the community via Breakout Rooms. Everyone is welcome.

Because of the lockdown, we cannot meet at Conway Hall, so our meeting will be held on Zoom instead, and livestreamed to YouTube. Please click the link below to register:

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Sep 6, 2020 11:00 AM in London

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