What You Can Do Now! A Conversation with George Lakoff – Petaluma

February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Petaluma Community Center
320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
What You Can Do Now! A Conversation with George Lakoff - Petaluma

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Like many of us in the resistance movement, you may ask yourselves every
day, “But what can we do NOW about the dangerous and untenable political
situation confronting us?” Dr. George Lakoff, a preeminent cognitive
scientist, proposes that we are fighting a war of “weaponized information”.
He warns that even as we build momentum and activate civic engagement,
there is no room for error on the communications front. Join us for this
special conversation with Dr. Lakoff, who will share his ideas about “What
You Can Do Now!” and present a positive, proactive plan to address the
needs and hopes of the American majority. Moderated by Sonoma Valley
Resistance’s Tom Benthin and Indivisible SoCo’s Robyn Arthur.

Dr. George Lakoff is a cognitive linguist, best known for studies on the
nature of thought and how human brains process language and ideas. He
recently retired as Distinguished Professor in Cognitive Science and
Linguistics at UC Berkeley, having taught there since 1972. His research in
cognitive linguistics focuses on the neural theory of thought and language;
conceptual systems, conceptual metaphor, grammar and meaning; and the
application of cognitive and neural linguistics to politics, literature,
psychology, philosophy and mathematics. He has published widely on the
intersection of politics and linguistics, including “Don’t Think of an
Elephant” and “The Political Mind: Why You Can’t Understand 21st-Century
American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain.” His academic research is
cited in more scholarly journals than that of any other Berkeley professor.

Dr. Lakoff is currently a partner in FrameLab Communications.

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