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Former ACLU President to Discuss Free Speech and Censorship

November 27, 2018  | 1 min read

Nadine StrossenNadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will present “HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship” as part of the Margaret J. Weber Distinguished Lecture Series at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology. The lecture will take place at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus on Thursday, November 29, at 7 PM.

Strossen expertly dissects constitutional law to share current challenges to current civil liberties, stimulating thoughtful consideration of democratic ideals. With her expert knowledge of the Constitution, Strossen is a unique and valuable resource for understanding the context behind policies and legislation that curtail civil liberties, such as freedom of speech. In her new book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship, she explores how speech is protected under the constitution and how free speech can be used to counter hate speech.

Twice named one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal, Strossen draws from her two decades as president of ACLU and current post as professor at New York University Law School to highlight the dangers that follow efforts to serve justice by limiting civil rights. She also offers useful and applicable strategies for achieving positive outcomes without violating Constitutional rights. From government surveillance and decriminalization of drugs to sexual harassment and more, Strossen makes even complex issues accessible through the use of illuminating statistics and true-life stories.

HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship, will be available at the event for purchase and signing.

For additional information about this free lecture, and to register to attend, visit the Margaret J. Weber Distinguished Lecture Series page on the Graduate School of Education and Psychology website.