If there really is a generation of “snowflakes” in our universities, they may need a “trigger warning” later this week.
Sussex University is to host a debate entitled Generation Snowflake: Fact or fiction? on Thursday evening (15 November) from 6pm to 8pm.
The university said: “What is ‘generation snowflake’? Is there a chilling of free speech for fear of causing offence?
“Do younger generations really have less resilience or are they dealing with unprecedented challenges in an increasingly complex and fast changing world?”
The event will be chaired by Sharif Mowlabocus. Dr Mowlabocus is senior lecturer in media and digital media at Sussex.
The panel will include Jess Phillips MP, comedian Grace Campbell, who is also the co-founder of the Pink Protest and star of Channel 4’s Riot Girls, youth worker Alon Harshak, who was the co-ordinator of Sussex Student Union’s Role Models Project.
Joining them will be political reporter Aubrey Allegretti, the former editor-in-chief of the university newspaper, the Badger, and Sussex student Edward Wilson.
Tickets cost £5 – or £3 for concessions – and are available from Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Box Office.
The event will take place at the Attenborough Centre, with all proceeds going to the Sussex Fund to support students in need.
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