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Philosophy Day lecture to introduce urban activist

Philosophy professor Gail Presbey of the University of Detroit Mercy will deliver a free public lecture Thursday in downtown Windsor to celebrate World Philosophy Day.

Her lecture, entitled “Revolution and/or Evolution? Grace Lee Bogg’s sustainable activism for Detroit,” begins at 7 p.m. at the Phog lounge.

Jeff Noonan, head of the UWindsor philosophy department, will follow with a commentary. He says Philosophy Day provides an opportunity to remind everyone of the universal scope and public importance of work in the discipline.

“Our aim in the department has been to get philosophy out of the university on World Philosophy Day to share what we do with interested community members,” Dr. Noonan says. “Dr. Presbey is an engaging speaker. I hope everyone will turn out for her talk and stick around to socialize and celebrate the value of philosophy, in our community, and in our world more generally.”

The event will wrap up with music by DJ Stephen Pender. Phog is located at 157 University Avenue West.

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