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Humanities Department presents
Works in the Works: Truth in Health and Safety Messages

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Date:
September 19
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue/Room:
A631

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Humanities Department

Truth in Health and Safety Messages

Communication campaigns are important parts of public health interventions, raising awareness about health and safety. More than just transmitting facts, health and safety campaigns usually ask audiences to do things: See a doctor, quit smoking, wear safety gear, etc. Using examples from posters and science museum exhibits, I show how facts warrant behavior change recommendations. Since truth-claims often appear within this prescriptive sequence, what are the implications for our so-called “post-truth” era?

Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments served.

Works in the Works David Lee