Joint Committee on Free Speech Promotion (JCFSP)

The UWL Joint Committee on Free Speech Promotion (JCFSP) was created by Chancellor Joe Gow in 2019.  The JCFSP is charged with creating an event (or events) to help our campus celebrate national Free Speech Week, which takes place each year during the third full week of October: https://www.freespeechweek.org/about-fsw/


For full information about UWL's policies and values on free speech, freedom of expression, and academic freedom, including expectations for students and employees, please click here: www.uwlax.edu/free-speech.


 

2020 Free Speech Week events

Activism, Intersectionality, & Agency in the Era of Me Too

Kenyette Barnes | virtual event with Q & A | 6 p.m. | Monday, Oct. 19 | uwlax.edu/go/free-speech| Activism, Intersectionality, & Agency in the Era of Me Too

Activism, Intersectionality, and Agency in the Era of Me Too, provides a blueprint for emerging feminist activists to transform their personal trauma, gender & intersectionality oppression into effective activism.

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Media Bias and Political Polarization

Vanessa Otero | Virtual event with Q & A | 6 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 22 | uwlax.edu/go/free-speech | Media Bias & Political Polarization Vanessa Otero is the Founder of Ad Fontes Media, whose mission is “to make news consumers smarter and news media better”. The organization rates news reliability along with associated bias to help people make informed decisions. 

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2019 Free Speech Week event

You can't say that!  Can you?

You can't say that!  Can you? FREE SPEECH WEEK | Panel Discussion with Q & A, Tuesday, Oct 22, 4-6 p.m., Skogen Auditorium, 1400 Centennial Hall

What are my rights when it comes to free speech? What can I say? What’s the difference between free speech and hate speech?

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