Panel Discussion: "Protecting Free Speech in an Era of Combative Discourse"

Join a discussion with Frederick M. Lawrence, Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and author of Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law; Michael Benitez, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion; Grace Livingston, professor and director of African American Studies; Justin Tiehen, professor of philosophy; Rachel DeMotts, associate professor and director of Environmental Policy and Decision Making, and Seth Weinberger, professor of Politics and Government. 


We will discuss:

  • How engaging the right of free speech may impact the safety and wellbeing of minoritized individuals and communities
  • How to respond to each other about pressing issues with a sense of civility and mutual endeavor
  • How to own the realities and implications of different thinking/acting in shared contexts/communities

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