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Department of Psychology pres.

Free Speech: A WeListen Staff Session

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WeListen Staff Free Speech
This session of WeListen is open to all UM staff members. All voices and views are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE- We have reached capacity for this event. Please complete the RSVP below to be placed on the waitlist. We will contact participants from the waitlist if cancellations occur. Thank you!

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WeListen began as a student organization with the goal of sparking small-group conversations (not debates!) between people with divergent political viewpoints.
Each session aims to help participants understand the underlying values and experiences that drive others’ political views. We are proud to be hosting the first staff session of WeListen on the topic of free speech.

Free speech is a fundamental right, guaranteed for all Americans. However, Richard Spencer’s recent request to speak on campus has some questioning if free speech should have limits. His request has raised questions including: how is hate speech defined? Are protests that infringe on others' First Amendment rights justified? How can campuses effectively manage requests from controversial speakers?

Our aim is to bring liberals, conservatives, libertarians, and everyone across the political spectrum together for a constructive conversation about free speech. The goal of WeListen discussions is not to debate or argue, but to understand the views and values of others and to learn from their perspectives.

Lunch will be served!

This event is co-sponsored by the the Ginsberg Center, LSA Dean's Office, and LSA Psychology.
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