Fearless Expression: Religion, Politics, and Free Speech at the University of Arizona

Fearless Expression: Religion, Politics, and Free Speech at the University of Arizona

“Our freedom of speech is freedom or death. We got to fight the powers that be.”
This line from Public Enemy’s 1989 song, “Fight the Power” is a call for each of us to actively employ our right to freedom of expression
as protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and all who are interested in the opportunities, challenges, and impact of this fundamental right on our campus community, are invited to learn and discuss our obligations as a public institution of higher education, lessons in countering controversial speech, and how we foster a campus where we use our voices responsibly.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
5:00-6:30 pm
Gallagher Theater - Student Union Memorial Center
 


Moderators:
Manny Felix - President, Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA)
Sarah Netherton, President, Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)

Panelist:
Toni Massaro, Professor, James E. Rogers College of Law
Devon Moule, UA Alum and Academic Advisor, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Kat Hermanson, Head of Marketing, LGBTQ Resource Center
Kendal Washington White, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Kelly G Bauer - University Religious Council


Sponsors:
Dean of Students Office
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management / Academic Initiative and Student Success

Media Sponsor:
Arizona Student Media/The Daily Wildcat

Partners:
Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA)
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)
College of Law
University Religious Council

*For additional opportunities to explore 1st Amendment issues, check out our Constitutional Issues in Higher Education Symposium on June 22, 2016.