Free speech vs. hate speech on college campuses
The violence in Charlottesville is one recent inflection point in the long-held discussion about the challenges of racial inequity and tension. While many of the national conversations focus on confederate monuments and the Southeast, California hate crimes are on the rise. Violent and hostile confrontations are on track to double in 2017 compared to 2016.
As hate crimes increase, Southern California is experiencing rising tensions and more protests at colleges and universities. Conversations about what’s acceptable speech on campus have been heightened by elevated tensions around the Trump administration. What are the experiences of students of color and immigrant students on campus? How have they changed in the current climate?
Join KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez on Thursday, November 30, as we travel to the University of Redlands for a conversation on freedom of speech and combatting hate speech on our campuses and in our communities.
Kamal Bilal – president of associated students, University of Redlands
Ari Cohn – director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's Individual Rights Defense Program
Marcela Ramirez – UC Riverside Ph.D. student and former UC student regent
Andrew Wall – dean of the school of education, University of Redlands
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