Does the world need a Lingua Franca? Should it be English? What are the primary benefits and detriments of EFL? Is the EFL industry a form of linguistic imperialism? Linguistic genocide?
Join Real Talk Chiang Mai every Wednesday at Food4Thought for meaningful conversation, unbiased talks, games, music, art, panelist Q&As, and more exploring contemporary divisive issues from gender pronouns to veganism.
Drink, think, discuss!
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? Small-Group Discussions with curated questions
? Talks exploring the general benefits and detriments of EFL with specific focus on Linguistic Imperialism and Linguistic Genocide.
? Small-Group Activities
? Analysis of artwork from our Real Talk team
? A new song written for the Forum by Izzy Yoma
? Community Haiku and Drawing Contest
? Community Voices, a time for community-members to take the mic and share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
? Great food and drinks from Food 4 Thought
? After Party at 7 Pounds
--ENTRY FEE & FREE ENTRY--
Real Talk Chiang Mai events cost 100 baht, 50 baht for students.
This money goes to technical costs and to support our team of researchers, presenters, administrative assistants, musicians, and artists.
If you are unable to afford this ticket price, please send us a message and we will find a way for you to attend for free!
If you have attended in the past and you bring a first-timer, you will be given free entry!
-- REAL TALK PHILOSOPHY --
Since 2017 Real Talk Philosophy has hosted more than 150 community events in Chiang Mai, Da Nang, Hanoi, and online exploring contemporary divisive issues - from polyamory to AI - with small-group discussions, double-sided talks, music, games, artwork, panelist Q&As, and more.
Find out more at www.realtalkphilosophy.org
? "Your efforts are truly exemplary" -Alain de Botton, Founder, The School of Life
? "Absolutely every minute of HPF that I’ve been fortunate enough to be present in has been engaging and mind-boggling and ridiculously fun." -Tố Lê
? "The people I’ve met have always been thoughtful and open-minded, and for me the best part about attending is making new friends with the wise and interesting people there." -Justin Simpson
? "What a lovely freaking community I have stumbled into. Loving ya’ll!" -Bronwyn MacLeod
? “It is such a welcome change if scene from the bars and drinking events that usually take up our evenings in Hanoi.” -Brian Bosen
? “What an amazing event this was. If you’ve not done it yet, really do yourself a favour.” -Ryan Steggman
? “Finally got a chance to join the Philosophy Forum. Some people’s opinions really gave me goosebumps and plus an a cappella song about wasps that made me feel quite emotional.” -Duc Tran
? “Discussing things that actually matter and that require thinking in ways that challenge your beliefs is a great step towards a less divided world. An event that values good quality conversation!” -John Sylvan
Find more testimonials and add your own at www.realtalkphilosophy.org/testimonials
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--JOIN THE TEAM--
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--FOOD 4 THOUGHT--
These events couldn’t be possible without the support of our host, Food4Thought, which is dedicated to serving the community, supporting Burmese migrants and refugees with education and employment, and recently providing more than 40,000 free meals to those impacted by the pandemic.
F4T has a great food and drink menu with many tasty vegan and gluten-free options.
Please note, the opinions expressed at the Real Talk Chiang Mai do not reflect the opinions of Food 4 Thought.
--HEALTHY CONVERSATION GUIDELINES--
We require all guests to agree to our Healthy Conversation Guidelines. Please read them at www.realtalkphilosophy.org/guidelines
--MORE UPCOMING EVENTS--
Find our latest calendar at www.realtalkphilosophy.org