This TED Talks-inspired evening gives students an opportunity to share their passions and perspectives on freedom of speech and the First Amendment in an open, non-persuasive environment with an engaged audience.
Say What? Examining Freedom of Speech at App State
Appalachian State University, like universities across the nation, is faced with the challenge of balancing a respect for and obligation to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution with an institutional culture of respect for thought, belief and community.
- When members of our community express themselves in ways that belittle or degrade others, how do we address these actions?
- When members of our community view expressions of speech as threats, how do we ensure their safety?
- How can we protect freedom of speech and thought for all members of our community?
- Can we – or should we – use policy to address these matters?
Through a weeklong series of conversations, panel discussions, speeches and forums with experts in the field, our community will explore these questions, and others.
Join the conversations!