Nadine Strossen

2Nadine Strossen: Resisting Hate with Free Speech

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (Lunch)

TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A

TYPE: Speaker Luncheon



Roseanne’s tweet. NFL players taking the knee. Alex Jones banned from Facebook. What is free speech, and who gets to decide when it becomes harmful? These answers sound very different on the left and right, and have been the basis of an increasingly vitriolic national debate.

Nadine Strossen, the first woman President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008), dispels misunderstandings on both sides plaguing our perennial debates about “hate speech vs. free speech.”

She argues that the First Amendment approach promotes democracy, equality, and societal harmony. Citing evidence from many countries, Strossen demonstrates that the best way to resist hate and promote equality is not censorship, but rather, vigorous “counterspeech” and activism.

Nadine Strossen is Professor of Law at New York Law School. She has written, taught, and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties.

HATE: Why We Should Address it With Free Speech, Not Censorship will be available for purchase and signing.

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members; $15 Young Dems (Includes lunch);$10 Lecture only.

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