November 12-16, 2018
Examining Freedom of Speech at App State

Paint Your Peace

Say What? Examining Freedom of Speech at App State
Friday, November 16, 2018 / 2:00pm-3:30pm
Free Expression Tunnel, Rankin Science Building Parking Lot
Free and open to the public

Appalachian’s Free Expression tunnels serve to share speech, art and ideas that are sometimes innocuous and sometimes reprehensible. Students are invited to join their Student Government Association representatives to paint positive messages in the Free Expression tunnels. Faculty, staff and community members are also welcome.

Sponsored by Appalachian’s Student Government Association.

Say What? Examining Freedom of Speech at App State

Appalachian State University, like universities across the nation, faces 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?

Each semester, the Appalachian Community investigates these questions, and others like them, through intentional programming designed to explore meaningful, challenging issues respectfully.

Join us for a weeklong series of conversations, panel discussions, speeches and forums.

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