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Woke Culture

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Woke Culture


Here are the videos and discussion questions for this hangout: https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2023/03/19/woke-debate-conservative-author-struggles-to-define-ip-sot-vpx.cnn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2pca_YYe-k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adPXDTvADD0 https://www.wfdd.org/story/lets-talk-about-it-wading-woke-debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJdqJu-6ZPo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaHLd8de6nM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB1xaM6XE4I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cA3D_GkNcc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GELzbCDn74I&t=463s Additional reading material (Optional): https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/11/young-people-college-grads-wokeness/620674/ https://medium.com/zulies-writing-challenge/questions-im-scared-to-ask-about-woke-culture-61d74f9939f9 https://www.sticktochange.org/post/the-debate-of-woke-culture https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/29/opinion/woke-impeachment-trump.html?searchResultPosition=3 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/opinion/wokeness-racism-progressivism-social-justice.html?searchResultPosition=1 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/10/opinion/wokeness-racism-politics.html?searchResultPosition=2 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/24/upshot/woke-meaning-democrats-republicans.html Questions: 1. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word "woke"? 2. Do you have any personal experience with "woke" people? If so, how was it? Would you say it was positive or negative? 3. What do you think are the pros and cons of "woke" culture? 4. Do you think people should stop using "woke"? Does it matter? 5. Should workplaces and schools be legally mandated to accommodate "woke" culture? 6. Do you think "woke" culture is a force for good or a threat to democracy? 7. Are you woke? Feel free to share your feelings and opinions. 8. What did you learn or find interesting from this discussion? Please remember to watch at least a few videos before you arrive since we’ll be discussing them when we begin. Once the hangout begins, everyone will introduce each other and then take turns asking the provided questions in order to keep the discussion on topic. Hangouts typically last 90 minutes, and once the hangout is over you will have the opportunity to add people to your buddytree to organize private hangouts and develop friendships. As always, these hangouts provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion in a safe space where disrespectful behaviour is not tolerated.

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