The First Amendment is cited daily in reference to the Capitol insurrection, “cancel culture” and hate speech posted on social media. But our right to free speech is more nuanced than many people realize. In this fascinating discussion with noted experts, we will examine exactly what the First Amendment covers, what it doesn’t cover, and how it pertains to some of the timely issues at hand.
Our online “Join the Conversation” event will be moderated by WSHU Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma, and features these expert panelists:
Nadine Strossen: Former ACLU president, constitutional law expert, and author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship
David Folkenflik: NPR's media correspondent, five-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism from the National Press Club, and author of Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires
William Tong: The 25th Attorney General to serve Connecticut since the office was established in 1897. He took office on January 9, 2019 as the first Asian American elected at the statewide level, in Connecticut.
Event Details: The First Amendment: What It Is & What It Isn't