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Happiness, Work/Family-Time and Sustainability March 21


John de Graaf, award-winning filmmaker, activist and author, and Sue Shaw, professor of recreation and leisure studies at the University of Waterloo, will present "Running Out of Time: Happiness, Work/Family-Time and Sustainability" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in 322 McGuffey Hall. Their talk is part of a year-long focus on sustainability in the School of Education, Health and Society.

De Graaf is co-author of What's the Economy For, Anyway? and co-author of the best-selling Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. He is the executive director of Take Back Your Time and communications and outreach director of The Happiness Initiative. A documentary filmmaker, he has received more than 100 regional and national awards and has produced 15 prime time specials for national PBS.

Shaw has pioneered research on time use and stress; intersections of work, leisure and family; changing ideologies of motherhood and fatherhood; and the role of leisure in reproducing and resisting dominant ideologies. She has been president of the Academy of Leisure Sciences and her scholarship has been recognized with two major North American leisure research awards. She has been active in numerous organizations supporting women in the workplace.

The talk is co-sponsored by the School of Education, Health and Society, the departments of communication, educational leadership, family studies and social work, and kinesiology and health, and the honors, journalism and women’s, gender and sexuality studies programs.


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