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Promoting Democratic Speech in the Classroom is a Course

Promoting Democratic Speech in the Classroom

Ended Mar 21, 2019
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March 21, 2019
3:00p - 4:30p
Torgersen 1120
Instructor: Michele Deramo (deramo@vt.edu), Director of Diversity Education and Initiatives

Workshop Description

According to the Anti-Defamation League, incidents of white supremacist propaganda on college campuses has doubled during the 2017/2018 academic year. Extremists groups affiliated with propaganda threatening minoritized groups such as Jews, Blacks, Muslims, non-white immigrants and LGBTQ+ people, are protected from sanction by claiming their first amendment right to free speech. What recourse do universities have? How can universities be sites of justice-seeking conversation and discourse?

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