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What a dictionary can do

A dictionary is a political statement. That has always been so. They all are. Is that bad? Not necessarily. It all depends on the purpose of the dictionary. The intent. You need to know what the intent is.

John Ralston Saul, Co-founder and Co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
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Why language matters more than ever

When we deform language, when we choose words and make them mean what we want them to mean, then language becomes loaded.

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Co-founder and Co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
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Language should communicate, not manipulate

Wars over language, and through language, have come to shape our age. Every day offers fresh battles, fought on various platforms by various factions and individuals.

Charlie Foran, CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and Scott Young, Director of Ideas and Insights at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

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6 Degrees challenges our unsettled age. It is about what we can do to counter rising nativism and exclusion, and how we can go about doing it. 6 Degrees is about connection, conversation, artistic representation, online engagement, and the power that comes from bringing people together. It is also about language: how better language can make for better thinking; how we can reframe issues to open hearts and change minds.

Past 6 Degrees Events

Calgary

6 Degrees Calgary 2019

Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby at Arts Commons
Calgary, Canada
March 14, 2019

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Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby at Arts Commons
Calgary, Canada
March 14, 2019

Berlin

6 Degrees Berlin 2018

Barenboim-Said Akademie
Berlin, Germany
November 12, 2018

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Barenboim-Said Akademie
Berlin, Germany
November 12, 2018

Toronto

6 Degrees Toronto 2018

Art Gallery of Ontario, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Toronto, Canada
September 24–26, 2018

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Art Gallery of Ontario, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Toronto, Canada
September 24–26, 2018

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