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Saturday, February 3 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
When free speech becomes hate speech

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Last August, the nation was stunned by the sight of white nationalists and Nazi sympathizers marching in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. What began as a protest against the removal of a Confederate statue ended in bloodshed, as a white nationalist drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Charlottesville shone a spotlight on a rising tide of hate and hate speech on college campuses, including here in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle reporter Sara Bernard leads a conversation about the line between free speech and hate speech on campus, and what different schools are doing to police it.

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Sara Bernard (Moderator)

Seattle reporter Sara Bernard is formerly a staff writer at Seattle Weekly, a fellow at Grist.org, staff writer and multimedia producer for Edutopia magazine, freelance journalist, and avid international traveler. She has a a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of... Read More →
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Jamil Bee

Jamil Bee is a student at the Evergreen State College. They have attended several other higher education institutions in Washington, including Washington State University and Western Washington University, and have developed comparisons and critiques of equity at the college level... Read More →
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Ethan W. Blevins

Ethan Blevins is a staff attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, a libertarian public interest law firm specializing in constitutional law. His practice focuses on the First Amendment, property rights, and the separation of powers. Ethan attended Duke School of Law for his law degree... Read More →
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Zoltán Grossman

Zoltán Grossman is a Professor of Geography and Native Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He is a longtime community organizer, and was a co-founder of the Midwest Treaty Network in Wisconsin. He earned his Ph.D. in Geography and Graduate Minor in Am... Read More →
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David Neiwert

Seattle Investigative reporter David Neiwert is the author of "Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump." Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades. In Alt-America, he provides a deeply researched and authoritative report on the growth of... Read More →

Saturday February 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm PST
Pigott Auditorium