How Orwell Matters Today

How Orwell Matters Today [article image]

When: Thu, Feb 27 2020 6:00pm - Thu, Feb 27 2020 7:30pm 

Where: Zimmerman Library, UNM

Doublespeak and Fake News: How George Orwell Matters Today – a free public reception and panel discussion sponsored by SPJ Rio Grande. (Panelists TBD)

George Orwell tackled concerns over totalitarianism in his work “1984,” “Animal Farm,” and “Homage to Catalonia.” Were those works warnings or prophesies? Today one can spot elements of Orwell-coined concepts like doublespeak and newspeak in media. Join the Society of Professional Journalists for a discussion about why Orwell still matters in a divided nation and amid media upheaval.

The first 50 attendees will receive a free catalog for the exhibit, “George Orwell: His Enduring Legacy,” and the reception will begin at 6:00 with hors d’oeuvres.

The event is in conjunction with the UNM exhibit, “George Orwell: His Enduring Legacy,” at the Center for Southwest Research in Zimmerman Library. Learn more about the exhibit here

Link: Rio Grande Society of Professional Journalists