FIRE’s Robert Shibley Speaking at Appalachian State University This Evening

March 3, 2014

Students and FIRE supporters in the Boone, North Carolina, area are invited to hear FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley speak at Appalachian State University (ASU) tonight at 7 p.m. in the Beacon Heights of Plemmons Student Union.

Robert’s talk is just one part of a series of free speech events at ASU led by Young Americans for Liberty ASU. In addition to attending Robert’s talk, ASU students will have the opportunity to participate in a Free Speech Wall set up on Sanford Mall, a student-led panel on free speech, and an Open Art Night, where an ASU philosophy professor will discuss free expression through the arts and censorship.

Torch readers will remember that FIRE intervened last year after ASU tenured professor Jammie Price was placed on administrative leave when students alleged that she had created a hostile environment. Appalachian State currently has a “yellow light” rating in FIRE’s Spotlight database.

Liberty in Peril: Speech Codes on Our Nation’s Campuses

When: Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
Where: Beacon Heights of Plemmons Student Union, Appalachian State University
Who: Sponsored by the Young Americans for Liberty ASU Chapter

FIRE supporters in the area are encouraged to attend. To invite a FIRE speaker to your school, visit FIRE’s Speakers Bureau page or email Emily Buck at to set up your event.

Image:  Holmes Center, Appalachian State University – University News, Appalachian State University

Schools:  Appalachian State University

Cases:  Appalachian State University: Professor Suspended for Classroom Speech