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SAN TAN VALLEY — The Central Arizona College Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement along with the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department will sponsor the event “Have You Been Publicly Shamed?”

A panel of CAC faculty will discuss the process of public shaming, the importance of debate and dissenting opinions in the classroom, and how colleges work to make sure more voices are heard and that students feel protected.

The panel is inspired by the book, “So, You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” by Jon Ronson, who provides a tour through a “not-necessarily brave new world where faceless commenters wield the power to destroy lives and careers, where the punishments often outweigh the crimes, and where there is no self-control and no consequences.”

The event will be held on two campuses this fall. History Professor Joe Faykosh, will moderate both faculty panels. They are:

  • On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m., Professor Sandy Rath and Professor Mark Silva at the San Tan Campus, Room A101, 3736 E. Bella Vista Road.
  • On Thursday, Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m., Professors Carol Johnson and Stacie Kyhn at the Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road, Apache Junction.
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