Book Discussion: Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Read the book and join the discussion of our First Amendment right to free speech! Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword, by David K. Shipler is a provocative, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America. The author offers an on-the-ground, anecdotal portrait of an eclectic and rich mix of speech controversies. The book covers local battles over books in schools and libraries; the fate of a politically sensitive play in a Jewish theater in Washington, D.C.; responses to racially insensitive remarks by public and private figures; and the role of religious organizations in political campaigns. These and other stories reveal the systematic patterns of both suppression and opportunity that are making today a transitional moment for the future of one of our founding principles.

Exercise your right to free speech by attending the book discussion and sharing your thoughts and insights on this important and vital right!

Registration fees: FREE
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The first 10 registrants will be eligible to receive a complimentary copy of Freedom of Speech, courtesy of Vintage Books, a Division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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