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Free Speech at a Crossroads: A Minnesota Dialogue, Monday-Wednesday, September 18-20, 2023. The Free Speech Project at Georgetown University and the Knight Foundation are hosting a Symposium on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression (flyer attached), titled Free Speech at a Crossroads: A Minnesota Dialogue, being held at Hamline University next week. The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required.
The impetus for holding the symposium here in the Twin Cities was the complex set of academic freedom issues raised at Hamline last year around a class that showed an image of the Prophet Mohamed; an Iranian artist’s exhibit at Macalester displaying images of Iranian women in sexually provocative clothing, and the events here Augsburg several years ago concerning the use of racist epithets in class discussions of American racial history several years ago.