An Invitation to Global Village Day 2021 on July 20, Leading Up to Marshall McLuhan’s 110th Birthday at Midnight


The Global Village Day is back!

Join us for a 12-hour McLuhanesque intellectual marathon, Tuesday JULY 20th, 2021, from Noon to Midnight (EDT Toronto time) live on Facebook and YouTube.

Inspired by the innovative thinking of Marshall McLuhan, academics, artists, designers, raconteurs, innovators, and thinkers, from around the globe, will explore and rethink the mosaic of the metaphoric Global Village in a post-pandemic world.

The event is sponsored by the Estate of Marshall McLuhan, the McLuhan Salons Initiative, The McLuhan Institute, and The McLuhan Foundation.

Hosted by University of Toronto’s Professor Paolo Granata, featuring special guests:
Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwoodvisual storytellers Joan & Ken Steacy, leading media theorist Lev Manovich, media critic Pierre Lévy, Mayor of Toronto John Tory, Anishinaabe writer Riley Yesno, former director of the McLuhan Centre Derrick De KerckhoveSecretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Roda Muse, University of Toronto’s Vice-President International Joseph WongCanadian philosopher Mark Kingwell, award-winning author Jennifer RauchExecutive Director of the Mozilla Foundation Mark Surmanliterary scholar Elena Lamberti, members of the McLuhan’s family Michael and Andrew McLuhan, and more…

Check out the program:

The Global Village Day will be live streamed on the Estate of Marshall McLuhan Facebook page.
If you are not on Facebook, you can follow the event live on The McLuhan Institute YouTube channel.

Hope you can join us and get involved on July 20th 2021 for the second Global Village Day!

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