This Wednesday, September 29, the Center for Inquiry at Michigan State University (MSU) will host Azhar Majeed, FIRE’s Associate Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, on the second leg of his Midwest speaking tour. His lecture will focus on the dangers of campus censorship, including the recent case of Kara Spencer, who was unjustly sanctioned by MSU for “spamming.” The restrictive e-mail policy used to punish Spencer earned MSU a spot on FIRE’s Red Alert List of the worst violators of free speech on campuses in the United States. Peter Bonilla brought this policy to the attention of MSU’s student groups last week; read his e-mail about the situation here.
The lecture will take place at 7:30 pm in the Erickson Kiva (103 Erickson Hall).
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