Know Better, Do Better: Examining the Link Between Social Awareness and Social Change

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What does it really mean to "stay woke"? What's the importance of discourse in moving from "safe space" to "brave space"?  Will a heightened sense of social awareness lead us to take action?

These are some of the questions Kermit Brown, communication instructor in the faculty of Languages and Cultures in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, will consider as he kicks off the fall 2017 Humanities Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Cronkite Building, Room 128, at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will draw on research Brown recently conducted as part of his dissertation "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Awareness, Action, and Discourse in Intercultural Communication."

Brown earned his doctoral degree at ASU and teaches such courses as "Discourse in Intercultural Communication" and "Small Group Communication." He is a member of the faculty in Barrett, The Honors College as well as an affiliate faculty with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.  


Languages and Cultures, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Mirna Lattouf
Part of the Humanities Lecture Series at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus
Cronkite Building, Room 128, ASU Downtown Phoenix campus
Downtown Phoenix campus

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