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Free Speech Week Presentations

Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 am - 11:59 PM - Payden Academic Center

Free Speech Week is an annual event that promotes public awareness of the importance of free speech in a democratic society (

The two words, free speech, seem easy enough to understand. Yet, from the time they were first written into the First Amendment people have argued about what exactly free speech means. Free Speech Week provides all of us an opportunity to examine free speech and celebrate this fundamental human right.

Presentation Schedule:

Tuesday, October 23

Topic: Free Speech in Schools
Student Presentations:

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.,  Rose Parlor
America Flores ­– Should students have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance?

Topic: Movie Ratings vs. Free Speech
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Payden Academic Center Lobby
Leslie Adames – Movie ratings and free expression

Wednesday, October 24

Topic: Free Speech: Various Perspectives
CAS Faculty Panel and Discussion:

12 Noon – 1:30 p.m., Payden Academic Center 101
Moderator: Raúl Tovares, Ph.D.
Rebecca Easby, Ph.D. – Art and Freedom of Speech
Jamey Piland, Ph.D. – Gender and Freedom of Speech
Vernon Scott, J.D. – Freedom of Speech

Thursday, October 25

Topic: Journalism and Free Speech
CAS Student Presentations and Poster Session:

12 Noon – 1:15 p.m., Payden Academic Center Lobby
Sabrina Ortiz-Santos
Corinne Long
Kiairah Davis
Autumn Fletcher
Tehrah Boller




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