Monday, March 9, 2020
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Vickery Bowles, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library (TPL) With Debate in a Complex World
For more than a century, public libraries have been a democratizing force in the modern world, supporting a civil society and helping people learn about the world in all its complexity. Today, with so many challenges to freedom of speech – in libraries, political and government forums, on university campuses – it is imperative that we continue to have open, uncensored discourse and listen to, respect and learn from each others’ perspectives.
Vickery Bowles, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library (TPL)
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