Sunday, December 4

The Other Virus: Fake News


We are challenged daily with news reports and social media that make it difficult to determine the accuracy and intent of that information. This presentation will define fake news, briefly describe its history, explain its effects on democracy and our institutions, what drives it, how to distinguish real and fake news, and have an open discussion on its effects on ourselves.

David X. Swenson PhD LP is Professor and former Director of the MBA in Rural Health at the College of St. Scholastica and a forensic psychologist in private practice. He has been in the field for 50 years and is a consultant to health and human service agencies, law enforcement, and emergency services with an emphasis on crisis management and leadership.


On Sunday, December 4, 2022, we will gather in person at Somers Lounge within the campus of the College of St. Scholastica. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10:00 with some announcements and a Five-Minute Reflection from one of our members. After the main presentation, we will move downstairs for brunch and further discussion. We’ll save you a seat!

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