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Free-Speech.pngFree Speech

Freedom of speech, the press, association, assembly, and petition: This set of guarantees, protected by the First Amendment, comprises what we refer to as freedom of expression. It is the foundation of a vibrant democracy. Should the government restrict the freedoms of speech and assembly of any groups or individuals? Is too much tolerance dangerous, or is giving an authority the power to restrict freedom of speech and assembly even more dangerous?

Conversation Guides

Free Speech: Current Issues (ACLU)

What Does Free Speech Mean? (United States Courts)

Free Speech, Fighting Words and Violence (Living Room Conversations)

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Free Speech Conversations

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 03:00 PM MDT
Main Library in Boise, ID

Boise Mayor McLean Listening Tour

Mayor Lauren McLean:

Last year, I had the great honor of talking to thousands of Boiseans face-to-face in unscripted, informal conversations at open venues across our city. That experience deeply informed my priorities as Boise’s mayor and, as promised, I look forward to continuing the conversation.

I’m proud to announce the first four dates in my listening tour. I plan to rotate times, days of the week, and locations, offering as much variety as possible to increase accessibility for all.

3/11/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Hillcrest - 5246 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705
4/19/20: 3-4pm | Main Library! - 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
5/21/20: 2-3pm | Library! at Collister - 4724 W. State St., Boise, ID 83703
6/17/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Bown Crossing - 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr., Boise, ID 83706

As with my previous listening tour, everyone is welcome: no appointment required. Spanish and American Sign Language translation will be offered.

 

More info: https://www.cityofboise.org/news/mayor/2020/february/listening-tour/

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 02:00 PM MDT
Library at Collister in Boise, ID

Boise Mayor McLean Listening Tour

Mayor Lauren McLean:

Last year, I had the great honor of talking to thousands of Boiseans face-to-face in unscripted, informal conversations at open venues across our city. That experience deeply informed my priorities as Boise’s mayor and, as promised, I look forward to continuing the conversation.

I’m proud to announce the first four dates in my listening tour. I plan to rotate times, days of the week, and locations, offering as much variety as possible to increase accessibility for all.

3/11/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Hillcrest - 5246 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705
4/19/20: 3-4pm | Main Library! - 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
5/21/20: 2-3pm | Library! at Collister - 4724 W. State St., Boise, ID 83703
6/17/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Bown Crossing - 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr., Boise, ID 83706

As with my previous listening tour, everyone is welcome: no appointment required. Spanish and American Sign Language translation will be offered.

 

More info: https://www.cityofboise.org/news/mayor/2020/february/listening-tour/

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 02:00 PM MDT

Boise Mayor McLean Listening Tour

Mayor Lauren McLean:

Last year, I had the great honor of talking to thousands of Boiseans face-to-face in unscripted, informal conversations at open venues across our city. That experience deeply informed my priorities as Boise’s mayor and, as promised, I look forward to continuing the conversation.

I’m proud to announce the first four dates in my listening tour. I plan to rotate times, days of the week, and locations, offering as much variety as possible to increase accessibility for all.

3/11/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Hillcrest - 5246 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705
4/19/20: 3-4pm | Main Library! - 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
5/21/20: 2-3pm | Library! at Collister - 4724 W. State St., Boise, ID 83703
6/17/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Bown Crossing - 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr., Boise, ID 83706

As with my previous listening tour, everyone is welcome: no appointment required. Spanish and American Sign Language translation will be offered.

 

More info: https://www.cityofboise.org/news/mayor/2020/february/listening-tour/