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October 17, 2017
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Time:
7 p.m.

Location:
University of California, Los Angeles
De Neve Learning Auditorium
351 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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What Is Civil Discourse? Challenging Hate Speech in a Free Society
Public Program

Freedom of expression is a core value in a democratic society. But it comes at a cost when new social platforms allow for the dissemination of hate speech and incitement. The root causes of hatred haven’t changed, but technology has advanced its access to new audiences.

This event will address new thinking on the power of speech in both free and unfree societies, the hallmarks of “dangerous speech,” and the threat posed when this freedom is suppressed. Learn when speech crosses the line to “dangerous speech” and what can be done to counter it without restricting freedom of expression.

Moderator
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Panelists
Rachel Brown, Executive Director, Over Zero
Jon Healey, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Los Angeles Times
Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

​Supported by Tony and Linda Rubin

Co-presented with UCLA Student Affairs and the Los Angeles Times
 



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