Understanding the complexities of free speech

A community dialogue focusing on the First Amendment right to free speech takes place on the uptown campus of Tulane University Tuesday (Oct. 4). Panelists will discuss the implications of free speech versus hate speech, especially in a campus environment.

“The event should provide a lively and interactive dialogue on the challenges posed by upholding free speech while fostering welcoming and inclusive living and learning communities for Tulane’s students,” said Carolyn Barber-Pierre, assistant vice president for student affairs.

The program, titled “Unclear Boundaries: Understanding the Complexities of Hate Speech versus Free Speech on College Campuses,” begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Qatar Ballroom in the Lavin-Bernick Center. Guests are invited to a reception before the event at 6 p.m.

Panelists are Amy Gajda, alumna and Tulane Law School faculty member; Keith Werhan, Ashton Phelps Chair of Constitutional Law; Tulane senior Alexandria Williams; and junior Emily Carmichael. Edy Delgado, a graduate student in the A.B. Freeman School of Business, will moderate.