1st Amendment Forum

April 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
UA Modern Languages Building
The University of Arizona
1423 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719


Ward 6 Councilmember Steve Kozachik will be moderating a forum about free speech with 1st Amendment attorney Toni Massaro from UA School of Law, former CD 2 Congressman Ron Barber (founder of Fund for Civility, Respect & Understanding) and representatives from Islamic Center of  Tucson, Jewish Federation, UA Dean of Students.

This forum is the followup to an earlier forum about the bottles and trash being thrown from balconies off the high rise apartments near Park Ave., west of the UA campus, plus offensive statements made about that time.  Recently KKK flyers have been distributed around Tucson door to door.

Message from Council Kozachik:


“My hope for the forum is to get a campus dialogue going that addresses the issue of
speech rights and responsibilities. It’ll be an open dialogue with questions and comments from the audience.
I’ll be moderating a panel populated by First Amendment attorney Toni Masarro from the UA School of Law, former Congressman Ron Barber from the Center for Civility, Respect, and Understanding, and representatives from the Islamic Center of Tucson, JewishFederation, and the UA Dean of Students. This is not an easy topic, and that’s the reason it’s so important we set aside a forum in which to share openly about it.
The forum will take place on Wednesday, April 29th
at 6pm. It’ll be held in the Modern
Languages building, room 350. That’s the large building right next to the Administration building. There’s a parking garage right next door, so that part’s easy.
I hope you can carve out time that evening to come and participate. This is about speech,
so the more diverse voices we hear, the more informed we’ll all be when we leave. It’s
important to get a broad demographic (age, ethnicity, faith) into the conversation. More details to come between now and the 29th.”

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