The Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) are joining forces to present:
Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line? College campuses do not want to become venues for hate speech. However, they also do not want to suppress the expression of free ideas. Recent incidents on college campuses involving controversial speakers have sparked a surge in disruptive and sometimes violent protests by activists. How should college campuses respond to hate speech? What are the constitutional limits on restricting speech on college campuses?Join us as we explore these and other questions.
* Tickets are free, but registration is required. Lunch will be served after the event.
Panelists will include:
Brianna Davis, Doctoral Student, Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Texas at Austin
Robert Jensen, Professor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
Peniel Joseph, Professor of History and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
H.W. Perry Jr., Professor of Government and Law, University of Texas at Austin
Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Associate Director, Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, University of Texas at Austin
Sharon Watkins Jones, Director of Political Strategies, Texas ACLU
Leonard Moore, Interim Vice-President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building (POB), 2.302 Avaya Auditorium
201 24TH ST E, Austin, Texas 78712