The Amazing Race: Social Responsibility, Home Construction & Bottled Water
Thomas King

September 20th at 5:00 p.m.
Curtis Lecture Hall L
York University, Toronto ON Canada

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Thomas King, two-time Governor General Award nominee, will give this year's prestigious Ioan Davies Memorial Lecture entitled "The Amazing Race: Social Responsibility, Home Construction, and Bottled Water".

It is the goal of Canada's best-selling First Nations story-teller to draw attention to another "inconvenient truth" with this year's lecture. In tying together issues that have dominated the media in recent months -- global warming, increasing public wariness of transnational capitalism (exemplified by the Montebello Summit protests at home), and the vilified bottled water, King is unafraid to ask the questions that would make most academics and politicians alike squirm in their seats.

In 2003 King presented his book, The Truth About Stories as part of the distinguished Massey Lectures. As a broadcaster, he created and starred in the hit CBC show, "The Dead Dog Café." His subsequent work in academia, print, film, and radio have turned him into the nation's most beloved story-teller.