The Faculty stand with our students, staff, administration and broader Michigan community in deploring those who seek to inspire violence and division against and within our society. Acts that promote hate, prejudice, racism, bigotry and discrimination are reprehensible. Such acts can put our university and its members at risk, particularly if they are committed on campus.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of this organized effort.
- Teach-Out: Speech and Inclusion on College Campuses –February 2018
Free speech on college campuses has gained national attention because of the varying views held by individuals to protect or ban speech that is offensive, discriminatory, and hateful, and which has implications for an inclusive learning environment. This Teach-Out will examine the history and evolution in understanding first amendment rights on college campuses. For updates, visit ai.umich.edu/teach-out.
- Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort – February 20, Mendelssohn Theater, 4-5:30 p.m.
Discussion with Bret Stephens, columnist for The New York Times and Livingston Awards judge. [More Info]
- Disrupting White Supremacy – February 21, 5 pm Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Open to the Public | Pizza Dinner @ 9 PM | Livestream on Teach-In Website (bit.ly/um-disrupting)
- Teach-In: Speech and Inclusion at the University of Michigan- March 2018
This Teach-In will engage students, staff, and faculty in topics specific to speech and inclusion at the U-M campus. Sessions will allow for opportunities to connect across generations, political views, and other social identity groups.
- Teach-Out: Freedom of the Press: What’s at stake? – March 12, 2018
A free press is essential for a healthy, vibrant, democratic society. Yet public trust in journalism has hit historic lows in recent years and journalists are being openly maligned for doing their jobs. This Teach-Out will prompt participants to think critically about the roles and responsibilities of journalists in a free society. Why is the concept of a free press written into the First Amendment? How are the rights of journalists currently being threatened? Is this moment in history unique? How have disruptions of longstanding journalism models made the press more vulnerable? And, most importantly, what are the broader societal implications of a restricted and diminished press environment? For updates, visit ai.umich.edu/teach-out.
- Teach-Out: Speech and Inclusion in Sports- April 2018
This Teach-Out will examine the history and evolution in understanding the first amendment rights as they relate to sports. For updates, visit ai.umich.edu/teach-out.
- Campus Inclusion and Free Expression: A Conversation with Higher Education Leaders- April 10, Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room, 5 p.m.
This discussion will feature higher education leaders and others who have a stake in securing a path forward that honors free expression and inclusive campus communities. This conversation will focus on the challenges facing institutional leaders and how they have addressed the complexities of campus inclusion and freedom of expression.
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