Upcoming Events

Voices for Liberty Symposium on Civil Rights and Free Speech
Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2023 at 9:30 am
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School
This symposium brings together senior scholars and exciting new voices to present cutting-edge research on the role freedom of speech plays in advancing civil rights movements (past, present and future). Scholars will present new papers exploring whether free expression helps or harms the cause of social progress, entrenching an unjust status quo or providing critical support for groups wishing to challenge it. Topics include the free speech rights of BLM protestors, the impact of speech restrictions on disability rights, Section 230, and the censoring of abolitionist newspapers in the American south.