CFI Ontario: “The Small Chill: Women, Minorities and the Modern Skeptical Movement”

Just got word of this talk. Might be interesting. If someone local’s willing to report on it, I’d be happy to publish here.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012 at 7:00 pm
The Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Room 2135- 40 St. George Street

Is skepticism for everyone? If so, then we have to grapple with the fact that some women and minorities claim to feel unwelcome in the current skeptical climate—claims that have been met with responses ranging from concern to disbelief to derision. I will critically assess this issue of perceived discrimination and discuss how organized skepticism may unwittingly alienate women and minorities.


When: Wednesday May 16th, 7pm

Where: The Bahen Centre for Information Technology- 40 St. George Street, Room 2135

How Much: $5/FREE for CFI Members


About the Speaker

Steve Livingston has twin interests in the natural and social sciences. He completed his BSc in biology and BA (Honours) in psychology at the University of Winnipeg, and his MA in social psychology at The Ohio State University. As an experimental social psychologist he studied persuasion and prejudice, and taught psychology at Ohio State and the University of Toronto Scarborough. He believes strongly in the value of open inquiry, critical thinking, and evidence-based policy.