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)



Free Speech Conversations

Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 07:30 PM EDT

Virtual LRC Conversation: Free Speech, Fighting Words and Violence

Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone - no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You may find that you have similar views to those in your conversation or you may find that you are as different as can be. It can be a valuable experience to let go of your expectations of what the conversation should be and focus on what it is in the moment. The National Week of Conversation topics have been chosen to encourage participation and allow for everyone to be able to share their own life experiences and viewpoints as well as actively listening to those of others.

Join us for this online (Zoom video) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Free Speech, Fighting Words and Violence.

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