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Upcoming ‘Free Speech Now!’ Debate in New York Features FIRE President Greg Lukianoff

By October 21, 2014

The London-based campaign ‘Free Speech Now!’ has invited FIRE President Greg Lukianoff to be part of the panel for its “Should even hate speech be free speech?” debate, produced in partnership with the National Coalition Against Censorship. The debate will take place next week on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in New York.

Greg will be joining spiked editor Brendan O’Neill, author and FIRE Board of Advisors member Wendy Kaminer, and former ACLU president Nadine Strossen on the panel. The topics of debate will include the emergence of hate speech codes and whether a commitment to freedom of speech means defending hate speech or speech that most people find offensive.

Free Speech Now! is a project of the online current affairs magazine spiked.

If you are in the New York area and would like to attend the event, you can learn more about it and RSVP on spiked’s website.

Who: Brendan O’Neill, editor of spiked; FIRE President Greg Lukianoff; former ACLU President Nadine Strossen; and Wendy Kaminer, lawyer, author, and social critic.

What: Free Speech Now! and the National Coalition Against Censorship’s “Should even hate speech be free speech?” debate

When: Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, New York Public Radio,160 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013