Celebrate Free Speech Week!

October 16-20, 2017

Local Events Sponsored by: Department of Communication and the Department of Journalism and Media Studies.

  • Tuesday, October 17, 8-9 p.m. SCI 323

RU Debate Union will be debating

"Resolution: Confederate Statues Should be Removed from Public Spaces.”

  • Wednesday, October 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Scholarly Communication Center (4th Floor, Alexander Library)

"What Is ‘Hate Speech’?: Definitions, Laws, Solutions” Speakers: David Greenberg, Ph.D. & Susan Keith, Ph.D. & John Pavlik, Ph.D.

  • Thursday, October 19, 8-8:30 p.m. SCI 203

Viewing party of award-winning YouTube student videos  "What Free Speech Means To Me"

(Create a YouTube video that is 1 minute or less and send the URL with your full name and RUID to Gift cards of $100, $50 and $25 will be awards to the top 3 videos. Videos must be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 18. Open to all students)

Winners of the YouTube contest:

Paloma Gomez

Danielle McNeil

Brionna Crawford 

What is Free Speech Week?

An annual, non-partisan national event celebrating the value of freedom of speech.

Photo Credit: Ashe Husein

Updated: October 23, 2017 Targum Story


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