UCCS Downtown

The UCCS Philosophy Department presents its Philosophy in the City series of interactive philosophical events from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. every First Friday.  This month’s topic is The Specter of Hypocrisy: Clever Chameleons or Fiendish Fakers? featuring Prof. Karen deVries, Prof. Raphael Sassower, Prof. Michael Sawyer, and Prof. Jeffrey Scholes. Pre-register to receive the livestream link: https://tinyurl.com/y5k2m3d7

Also happening LIVE on First Friday is Curbside Culture: Outdoor Concert & Stream with Juan Valdes Bueno and Ryan Flores. Enjoy this outdoor concert from your home with this streaming link, or on a patio Downtown. This concert is brought to you by UCCS Downtown, GOCA Downtown and the VAPA department of UCCS. We welcome student Juan Valdes Bueno as the opener followed by local favorite Ryan Flores. This event supports Curbside Culture, a program of the local Cultural Office. After the concert, tune into Instagram @gocacolospgs to view a one-on-one interview with Juan and Ryan addressing the local music scene.


In an age when “fake news” and charges of hypocrisy are ubiquitous, it may be useful to think critically about hypocrisy as a strategy and mode of engagement that can enhance community building, rather than as a straightforward term of derision. The panel discussion of the “The Specter of Hypocrisy” will consider different views and understandings of hypocrisy by addressing historical, religious, political, racial, and personal strategies of pretending, assimilating, code switching, and passing.

Pictured: Event flier courtesy UCCS Downtown.