Events for April 20, 2017

The Butterfly Effect Film Screening + Discussion

April 20, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Independent filmmaker Deb Wallwork’s 2016 film The Butterfly Effect is a documentary film about hope, beauty, transformation and resilience. It presents stories from a variety of people, artists, teachers, farmers, Native Americans, and wildlife ecologists, who are concerned about the dwindling population of an important pollinator: the monarch butterfly. The film interweaves personal narrative, experimental film, and animation with the inspiring stories of those determined to change the world one milkweed at a time. Join us the week of Earth Day for a screening of this film and discussion with the filmmaker.

Free and open to the public

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead: What’s Interesting About Boredom?

April 20, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead is open to everyone interested in philosophy. Its aim is to approach philosophical problems in a non-technical way to enable everyone to participate in discussion and debate. It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views.  

Topic: What’s Interesting About Boredom?

In Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics Martin Heidegger offers a remarkable 90 page analysis of boredom. By means of careful phenomenological description and analysis, Heidegger argues the the mood of profound boredom unveils the deepest nature of human existence, especially the temporality of that existence.

Presentation by George Connell, Concordia, followed by discussion.

Free and open to the public.