Express Yourself or Suppress Yourself? Free Speech on Campus

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    *** Please RSVP at this link if you are attending: http://tiny.cc/UA-RSVP ***

    College used to be grounded in the inviolate principle that each of us should confront new ideas, speak our minds, and learn. Has that time passed?

    This year alone we have seen a riot at U.C. Berkeley and violence at Middlebury college over controversial speakers.

    Instead of “express yourself,” a new view seems to be taking hold: “Suppress yourself—or I’ll do it for you.”

    What is happening to free speech on campus?

    On Wednesday, April 19, join the Ayn Rand Institute, the University of Arizona STRIVE club, and our distinguished panelists for a special discussion focused on this question.  Also hosted by Turning Point USA at UA.

    A panel discussion with Dave Rubin, Steve Simpson, and Michael Shermer

    The event is free and includes a catered reception, and the first 50 students to arrive will receive a free book. Please RSVP by April 18.

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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