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A/PIA Studies & WeListen: 'Slants' Panel and Discussion Session

Leonard Niehoff (U-M Law School), Amy Stillman (LSA American Culture) Matthew Countryman (LSA American Culture), Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (LSA American Culture), Bethany Hughes (LSA American Culture)

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Following the "A/PIA The Slants Concert and Keynote Lecture," A/PIA Studies and WeListen are teaming up to bring you a Panel and Discussion Session event about the Supreme Court case involving the Asian American dance rock group, The Slants, over trademarking.

There will be short presentations from four of our U-M faculty experts: Leonard Niehoff of the Law School will provide legal commentary on the case and issues of free speech/hate speech related to the case. Amy Stillman, Matthew Countryman, and Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes of American Culture will comment on efforts by targeted groups to reclaim derogatory/hate terms. Bethany Hughes of American Culture will provide commentary on how targeted groups, especially Native Americans, respond to the commercial use of "derogatory" terms.

Following the presentations, WeListen will lead a discussion session with all of the attendees sorted into groups.

Learn more about the case before the panel: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/19/533514196/the-slants-win-supreme-court-battle-over-bands-name-in-trademark-dispute
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When and Where

Map Hatcher Graduate Library - Gallery Room 100

September 2018

5:30pm - 7:00pm

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