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A SPIKED PUBLIC DEBATE: SHOULD EVEN HATE SPEECH BE FREE SPEECH?
October 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Are some words and ideas just too hateful for public life? In the US, there might not be actual laws against hate speech, but the idea that hateful speech is harmful is gaining ground, especially on campuses, where students find themselves censored for “harassing” people with their words and ideas. The UK-based Spiked hosts this public debate featuring Nadine Strossen, former ACLU President, Greg Lukianoff, president of FEN member FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), and Wendy Kaminer, lawyer, author and free speech advocate. Not just a feisty discussion on hate speech, the event is also a rallying cry—a chance to meet other free speech campaigners from across the ideas spectrum and globe. Stay tuned for more details.