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    Beyond Free Speech and Safe Space: Reimagining Open Expression, Inclusion and Argument

    APC 2018-2019 Event Series: Beyond Free Speech and Safe Space In this moment of heightened reactiveness in public discourses and on college campuses about who is permitted to speak and about what topics, it is difficult to create spaces for nuanced discussion. Who decides what is permissible speech? What is at stake when voices are silenced or speakers are subject to social media surveillance?  Working from the premises that public engagement is by definition neither truly free nor truly safe, Beyond Free Speech and Safe Space examines the politics of expression through a year-long series of...
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    A Conversation between Anita Hill and Kimberlé Crenshaw. Sexual Harassment from Congressional Testimony to the #MeToo Movement.

    The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women is hosting a public event on 10 October 2018: A Conversation between Anita Hill and Kimberlé Crenshaw. Sexual Harassment from Congressional Testimony to the #MeToo Movement. Held during the week of the 28th anniversary of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, this event provides a historical context for and discussion of the current movements against sexual harassment. With Penn’s own Dorothy Roberts acting as moderator, the event brings together three of the most distinguished African American gender and legal scholars.   Stay tune for more details.