UW-Green Bay: Common CAHSS returns with ‘Truth: Information, Misinformation, and Democracy’

GREEN BAY, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS, pronounced “cause”) is pleased to announce Common CAHSS returns to present, Truth: Information, Misinformation, and Democracy on Nov. 29-30, 2021 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The free, two-day event will take place in-person and virtually.

The third annual event, themed “Truth: Information, Misinformation, and Democracy” seeks to explore how higher educational institutions must not only generate and share information but also teach the critical information literacy skills required to navigate a complex terrain. Such skills are essential to democracy and to making progress on the key issues of our time, including human rights, racial justice, and sustainability.

“Common CAHSS will once again showcase the extraordinary talents of our students, faculty, and staff, and demonstrate how our college contributes to solving the world’s most pressing issues,” says Associate Dean of CAHSS) Ryan Martin. “The public’s difficulty in recognizing facts has had terrible consequences and we need to put our energy behind enhancing critical information literacy skills.”

Common CAHSS 2021

Truth: Information, Misinformation, and Democracy

Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 – Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Learn more at the Common CAHSS website.

Key Note Event:

The Truth is Out There: Conspiracy Theory and History” with Associate Prof. Clif Ganyard

Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Are we living in an age of conspiracy theories?  With the prevalence of conspiracy theories – from COVID-19 to QAnon to “white replacement” to 9/11 – it may seem like we do. Ganyard (History, Humanities) will discuss conspiracy theories from an historical perspective and consider what, if anything, is different about our contemporary “post-truth” world.

Created in 2019, Common CAHSS (pronounced “cause”) is an annual event striving to generate awareness and conversation a thematic common cause—organized around interconnected local and global challenges that require collective solutions spanning disciplinary and geographic boundaries. 

For more information on Common CAHSS 2021: Truth: Information, Misinformation, and Democracy” and to see a full list of events, please visit the Common CAHSS website

About UW-Green Bay CAHSS

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is a home for dreamers. We are the curious and the creative. We explore not only what it means to be human, but how to more fully and firmly articulate yourself in the larger universe of ideas and expression. Soft skills are not soft; they are hard, and we prepare you for the hard-cultural work they require. We are your writers and musicians, your performers and researchers, your policy makers and media voices. We are your artists, psychologists, and historians. We are your curators, translators, and conduits. Most importantly, what we do in the arts, humanities, and social sciences not only has value unto itself, it is a way of life. Learn more about The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS, pronounced “cause”), including about our academic majors and minors at https://www.uwgb.edu/cahss/.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).