Canceled: Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Nadine Strossen
08 Apr 2020
8:00 PM
Sun Room, Memorial Union
  • First Amendment Committee
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. Nadine Strossen is a leading First Amendment and human rights advocate who argues that free speech, not censorship, is the best way to resist hate and promote other fundamental concerns, including equality, dignity, diversity, inclusivity, democracy, and social harmony. In a conversational, question-and-answer format, Strossen, along with student and campus leaders, will talk about the conundrum of hate speech--what it is, why it happens, and what to do about it. Strossen is a professor of Constitutional Law at New York Law School and the first woman national president of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she served from 1991 to 2008. A frequent speaker and media commentator on constitutional and civil liberties issues, she has testified before Congress on multiple occasions, including about hate speech on campus and in social media. First Amendment Days