Tuesday, 10/4: “Free Speech on College Campuses” Conversation at the University of Idaho

Campus Conversation, A Civil Discourse Forum at the University of Idaho: Free Speech on College Campuses

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

4:00pm–5:00pm in the Crest Room, University of Idaho Commons

Students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to attend a public forum on the topic “Free Speech on College Campuses.” Balancing freedom of expression with a need for civil discourse in a safe environment can be one of the most challenging tasks for college campuses. The First Amendment is frequently cited as the rational of why people should be able to say whatever, whenever and wherever. What is the acceptable level of controversy on a college campus? Is the First Amendment utilized to foster civil discourse or is it about shutting down disparate ideas?

This is the second Campus Conversation event of the year. You can read a review of the first one, which was held the first Tuesday of September, in our October newsletter. The next Conversation will be held Wednesday, October 15th and will feature Dr. Mark Braverman, a prominent speaker and leader on peace and justice in the Middle East whose work focuses on interfaith and religious aspects and trauma. Typically, Campus Conversations are held the first Tuesday of each month from 4:00 to 5:00pm in the University of Idaho Commons. Check the Campus Conversation website and facebook page for details.

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About nwchr

The Northwest Coalition for Human Rights (NWCHR) exists to facilitate connections and communication among organizations and individuals who are engaged in human rights and social justice work in the Northwest region of the United States, with special focus on the Inland Northwest. The coalition, inspired by Bill Wassmuth's former Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, will give strength to those working at the local level by allowing them to share resources, information, and ideas, as well as making them part of a larger support system. The University of Idaho Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion (HRAI) in Moscow serves as the administrative home for the NWCHR, and the Coalition strives to build strong membership from throughout Idaho and eastern Washington, as well as from other parts of the Northwest region. All are welcome to join NWCHR and give their input.
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