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Read, Meet, Discuss at Metrotown: Brown by Kamal Al-Solaylee

Tuesday, October 30
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


“Brown proposes a cohesive racial identity and politics for the millions of people from the Global South and provides a timely context for the frictions and anxieties around immigration and multiculturalism that have led to the rise of populist movements in Europe and the election of Donald Trump.

Brown is packed with storytelling and on-the-street reporting conducted ever two years in ten countries on four continents that reveals a multitude of lives and stories from destinations as far apart as the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines the United States, Britain, Trinidad, France, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Qatar, and Canada.” — Publisher.

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about Brown: what being brown in the world means (to Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee.

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch 2nd floor Reference Desk or by calling 604-436-5400.

Registration for this program opens on September 25.

Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, September 25, to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch 2nd floor Reference Desk.

Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.

Philosophers’ Cafe

Wednesday, October 24
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

SFU’s Philosophers’ Café in a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interest of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.

All cafes are free to attend. No registration required. Please join us for stimulating discussion on “How does the prospect of reconciliation between North Korea and South Korea impact the rest of the world? What does it take for peace to prosper?” with Moderator Sukh Gill.


Surrey Neighbourhood Safety Series

Thu Oct 18 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Semiahmoo Library

How can we work together to create safe, strong neighbourhoods? How do hate crimes and cultural stereotypes threaten everyone’s safety and well-being? Join this timely conversation in our 3-part series.

Part 2: The threat of hate crimes on neighbourhood safety


BC Hate Crime Team: Gareth Blount (Cst) E Division Major Crimes Section, RCMP