Joel Bakan Talk – Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children

The Uniter Speaker Series presents Joel Bakan, author, filmmaker, and professor of law at UBC, on September 19 at 7:30PM in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. Admission is free.

Joel Bakan, author of the international bestseller The Corporation, and writer of the hit documentary film based upon it, will talk about his new book Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children.

Whether the industry is marketing to kids or digital gaming, pharmaceuticals or industrial chemicals, farm labour or K-12 education, a similar dynamic is at work, Bakan argues: children are being neglected, harmed and exploited by large corporations increasingly unrestrained in their pursuit of profit. Change is possible, Bakan suggests, and he offers concrete ideas about how to pursue it.

Presented by The Uniter, the official student newspaper of The University of Winnipeg, The Uniter Speakers Series is part of the newspaper’s ongoing efforts to enhance its contribution to community life on and off campus.