Beyond the Walls

Beyond the Walls is a public discussion series organized by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanitiesin collaboration with Oshawa Public Libraries. Engage with others through live, interactive discussions on local and global topics, guided by a short expert talk. 

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Winter 2023 Topics

Role-Playing Games and Social Justice - January 23, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Have you heard about role-playing games and wondered what they were all about? In this special session of Beyond the Walls, we explore the tabletop role-playing game The Deep Forest! Learn how role-playing games work, and in collaboration with members of Ontario Tech’s Indigenous Education and Cultural Services, explore the game’s themes of community and healing. Together, we will see how role-playing games give us the chance to collectively imagine different worlds and possible futures.

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Previous Topics

  • Working to Address Opioid Overdoses in Durham Region: View it here
  • Turning the Page: Libraries in the 21st Century: View it here
  • Happiness - Why do we have emotions?:  View it here
  • Mapping Transnational Environmental Crime:  View it here
  • One Does Not Simply Stop Using: The Importance of Withdrawal in Discussion of Addiction Treatment and Harm Reduction:  View it here
  • Picture This:  Image Reuse and Sleuthing:  View it here
  • Identifying Tactics of Power and Control that Bullies Use in the Workplace:  View it here
  • Sustainability of the Great Lakes Region - Where are we; where are we going?   View it here
  • Advertising in the Age of Industrialization:  View it here
  • Hollywood Magic and Military PR: View it here
  • Why Everybody Can't Get Stoned: View it here
  • Advertising in the Age of Industrialization: View it here
  • The Latest Buzzwords: Indigenization, Reconciliation, Decolonization: View it here
  • Gardening with Crime Prevention in Mind: View it here
  • The COVID-19 Long Term Care Crisis: View it here
  • Supervised Consumption Facilities, Safer Supply, and Decriminalization:
    What Can We Learn from Abroad?: View it here
  • Hallmark Movies and the Canadian Film Industry: View it here
  • Biodiversity and Us: The Emerging Extinction Event of the 2020s: View it here
  • All Water is Sacred: Indigenous Creation Story: View it here
  • Defining the Constitutional Limits to Governing Badly: View it here!
  • Gendering Hate Groups: Misogyny in the Extremist Right Wing: View it here!
  • The Alien Epistemological Crisis: View it here!
  • Rocking the System: Why I Don’t Give Grades in University Classes: View it here!
  • Crime, Punishment, and Video Games: Key Current and Future Issues: View it here!
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