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think & DRINK Program Takes the Humanities out for a Nightcap

think & DRINK Program Takes the Humanities out for a Nightcap

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Humanities Council will host the first event in a new series called think & DRINK at the Paramount OKC, at 701 W. Sheridan Ave. on downtown Oklahoma City’s historic Film Row on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 pm.

think & DRINK is a series of hosted conversations in local pubs on provocative topics and new ideas. The March 13 event will feature a discussion of privacy issues, with two contrasting humanities scholars presenting each side of the debate on whether personal privacy is worth sacrificing. Themes of discussion may include the right to privacy, the ethics of data collection, the history of privacy in the United States, and the impact of privacy on the millennial generation.

After a brief introduction of the topic, audience members will vote on which side they support. Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, will then present his side of the issue, with Matt Gile, an Associate at the Hall Estill Law Firm, presenting a contrasting argument. Audience members will engage in facilitated conversation on the topic along with the panelists, and a final audience vote will be taken at the end of the evening.

Audience members at think & DRINK events are invited to think and talk together, reflecting the Oklahoma Humanities Council's emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas. All think & DRINK events will be free and open to the public. Future events in 2015 will present a discussion of states’ rights versus the federal government and a conversation about U.S. foreign policy.

For more information about think & DRINK, please contact OHC Program Officer Caroline Lowery at (405) 235-0280 or at caroline@okhumanities.org.