Journalist Judith Shulevitz, a powerful advocate for due process, is hosting a discussion on campus sexual assault as part of “The Way We Live,” a series of panels on “the problems and pleasures of 21st-century life.” FIRE Board of Advisors member and attorney Wendy Kaminer and Columbia Law School Professor Suzanne Goldberg will join Shulevitz on Wednesday, January 14, at 7:30 p.m. for the event at JCC Manhattan. The program costs $12 for members and $18 for non-members, and tickets are available through JCC Manhattan’s website.» Read More
Tonight, at Suffolk University’s C. Walsh Theatre in Boston, FIRE’s own Azhar Majeed will square off against Jeremy Waldron, a professor of law at New York University and author of The Harm in Hate Speech, on the question of whether the United States should adopt European-style hate speech laws. (Spoiler: Azhar will be arguing the “no” side!)
The debate is co-presented by Ford Hall Forum and the Suffolk University Forensics Team, and it will be moderated by Boston Globe reporter Hiawatha Gray. Boston-area folks can register for the event on the Ford Hall Forum’s website; the rest of us will have to wait for a recap from Azhar!» Read More
Hey FIRE fans! Are you missing out on all the fun happening in New York tonight at FIRE’s 15th anniversary gala dinner? Well, worry not; we’ve got you covered. FIRE will be live-tweeting the event throughout the night, so you can keep up with our amazing speakers and the celebration of free speech!
If you’d like to follow all the gala action, simply look out for #FIREversary tonight on your Twitter feeds. For everyone else—we’ll see you tonight!» Read More
We are just one week away from FIRE’s 15th anniversary celebration! If you haven’t registered yet, you only have a few days left to secure your spot at this amazing event.
FIRE’s gala is sure to be memorable. Guests will hear from Steven Pinker and Floyd Abrams, while enjoying the beautiful views and luxurious setting of the famed Mandarin Oriental. Attendees will meet fellow liberty-lovers, mingle with notables from our honorary host committee, interact with FIRE staff, and hear firsthand from students at the center of some of FIRE’s biggest cases. This is truly a rare opportunity and you don’t want to miss out!» Read More
FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be appearing on FOX Business’s The Independents tonight at 9:45 p.m. Eastern. Greg will be discussing his most recent book, Freedom From Speech, with hosts Kmele Foster, Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, and Matt Welch.
Make sure you tune in to FOX Business at 9:45 p.m. ET to see Greg!
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Students, faculty, and FIRE supporters in the Minneapolis area are invited to hear Catherine Sevcenko, FIRE’s Associate Director of Litigation, speak tomorrow, October 8, at 12:15 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Law School. Catherine will be speaking about “Why We Shouldn’t Stop Hate Speech,” with commentary by Jane Kirtley, University of Minnesota media ethics and law professor and director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law.» Read More
Yeehaw! Joe Cohn, FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Director, will be travelling across the Lone Star State for a rootin’ tootin’ Texan campus tour. Students and faculty at or near the University of Houston, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University at San Marcos, and Texas A&M are invited to attend Joe’s presentation and learn about their rights to freedom of speech and due process on campus.» Read More
Where will you be on Thursday, October 23? FIRE will be celebrating 15 years of defending students’ rights on college campuses at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City, and there’s still time for you to purchase tickets to join us!» Read More
Tomorrow, FIRE staffers will be heading to Arlington, Virginia, to attend the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) 2014 Conference + Lobby Day and connect with student activists from across the country!» Read More
Students, faculty, and FIRE supporters in the Charlotte area are invited to hear FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley speak at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. in Fretwell Building, Room 113. Robert will be speaking about free speech on a panel with Alex Johnson from Generation Opportunity and Jason Rines from the UNCC Department of Philosophy’s Masters Program.» Read More