The Hancock Lecture is an inter-disciplinary lecture that was started by Margaret Hancock back in 2001 to discuss and examine issues of global citizenship, Canadian identity, and social justice. In the last few years, the Hancock Lecture has addressed topics pertaining to youth political engagement through gaming, and social media, healthcare, and online fundraising.
This year, our committee which consists of 9 very involved undergraduate students at the University of Toronto, have chosen the topic of Slacktivism: The Future of Activism in the Age of Social Media.
At the Lunch and Learn event, we hope to introduce the concept of slacktivism, in a more informal way. Attendees, primarily students at the University, will be invited to mingle discuss topics related online activism.