March 23-31, 2017
Examining Freedom of Speech at App State


An App Speaks event
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / 7:00pm-8:30pm
420 Plemmons Student Union (Parkway Ballroom)
Free event

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!

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