Censorship succeeds when no one talks about it. Silence is censorship's goal; yet free speech often leads to rude, inflammatory, deceitful, and deliberately hurtful speech. Join James LaRue in asking whether support for the First Amendment means that one has to be a jerk? How can we honor our founding values, and move the conversation forward?
James LaRue is the Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and Executive Director and Secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation. The OIF provides information to individuals and organizations facing intellectual freedom challenges; plans and promotes initiatives that promote intellectual freedom, privacy and free access to information (including Banned Books Week); and, works closely with others, including the ALA Washington Office, on core information policy issues.
Part of the President’s Series on Race & Free Speech
Co-Sponsored by DePaul University Library and The Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change
Open to DePaul students, faculty, and staff. RSVP required.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, Room 115
2350 N Kenmore Ave