Free Speech and Inclusion in Higher Education
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2/11/2021 12:00 PM
2/11/2021 1:00 PM

Amid political turmoil, hyperpolarization, and social distancing, supporting students’ free speech rights while also cultivating an inclusive campus culture is more difficult than ever. In a survey from Knight Foundation and Gallup, 81 percent of students say they want to be exposed to all kinds of speech on campus, but 69 percent also believe inclusion is essential. Women and minority students have far less faith that the First Amendment protects them, even as they embrace their free speech rights to lead a new generation of civil right activism.

In this webinar, leaders promoting and supporting free speech and civic engagement on campuses will discuss how to make sense of these tensions to embrace both free speech and inclusion in the present environment.

A follow-up webinar with a special focus on the intersection of free speech and technology will continue the discussion on February 25, 2021.

Speakers
Evette Alexander
Director, Learning and Impact, Knight Foundation
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Evette Alexander - Director, Learning and Impact, Knight Foundation -
Evette Alexander
Director, Learning and Impact, Knight Foundation
Kyle Ford
Student and Democracy Fellow, James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement
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Kyle Ford - Student and Democracy Fellow, James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement -
Kyle Ford
Student and Democracy Fellow, James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement
Jonathan Friedman
Project Director, Campus Free Speech, PEN America
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Jonathan Friedman - Project Director, Campus Free Speech, PEN America -
Jonathan Friedman
Project Director, Campus Free Speech, PEN America
Leslie Garvin
Executive Director, North Carolina Campus Compact
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Leslie Garvin - Executive Director, North Carolina Campus Compact -
Leslie Garvin
Executive Director, North Carolina Campus Compact
Sponsor

​This event is generously sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

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