Creating space for transformative conversations

City Conversations: October 28

October 28, 2016

The 2011 Stanley Cup riots have been described as one of the largest crime sprees in Vancouver. The riot stripped a sense of safety and security from many citizens. But the next morning, hundreds took to the streets to reclaim our city.

That summer, Prof. Steve Reicher was writing about similar riots in England. He’s a social psychologist at the University of St. Andrews, who studies crowd actions, political rhetoric, and national identity. Ms. Tania Arvanitidis is a PhD candidate in the SFU School of Criminology who has been studying the riots since 2011.

Five years after the Stanley Cup riots, what have we learned about crowd behaviour, and the impacts on those most affected? Will the high cost of prosecution be a deterrent?

Then it’s time for your observations, opinions, questions. It’s a conversation! Feel free to bring your lunch.

City Conversations is a presentation of SFU Public Square, sponsored by The City Program and SFU Vancouver.

Registration is not required. Please try to arrive early to ensure a seat.


12:30PM–1:30PM | Friday, October 28, 2016
Room 2270 (note room change)
SFU Vancouver
515 W. Hastings St.