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Session II: Public or Private? Tensions Around Expression in Campus Spaces
Join Scholars at Risk (SAR) and the SAR-United States Section for Lines, Line-Drawing, and Consequences, a five-part discussion series that will explore common situations that invoke core values on college and university campuses.

Every other Wednesday, SAR Executive Director Rob Quinn will lead a discussion about a particular paradigm, drawing on recent case examples. The sessions will be interactive, and will offer participants tools for assessing incidents and developing pro-values responses for their campus.

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Session II: Public or Private? Tensions Around Expression in Campus Spaces

At the University of Louisville, a student engages in “anti-gay pampleteering,” raising questions about protected speech and institutional responsibilty to intervene on behalf of marginalized groups. At Pepperdine, a student’s senior art exhibit is moved from the campus gallery due to its depiction of nude females. At Middlebury College, the challenges of navigating controversial speech are well-known, as the institution disinvited, and then re-invited, Charles Murray.

Issues around controversial speech and expression have pressured colleges and universities to examine and articulate their values. Using the case examples as a jumping off point, we will explore how colleges and universities weigh the conduct, activities, and expression deemed permissible on their campus, and how public and private settings impact these considerations.

Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Advance registration for each individual session is required in order to receive the session link and any related materials. Each session is open to all persons at Scholars at Risk (SAR) member institutions. To check if your institution is a member of SAR, click here. Persons at institutions that are not members of the SAR network or members of the public interested in attending may register and will receive confirmation details for attendance prior to the event, subject to capacity limits.