Date: Apr 5, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Phone: Email:
Location: Employee Lounge, A Building

Join us for our Spring 2018 dialogue series. Share ideas, debate current events, and add your voice to the larger conversation. Free and everyone welcome.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Speaker: Kent Schmor

What’s the point of free speech?

The topic of free speech continues to be controversial. The issue has been sparked by contentious speakers invited to university campuses, gender pronoun debates, and political protests, among other events. Assuming that each of us has a right to free speech, are there any important limits to this right? In this talk, I wish to bring some clarity to this question, by asking another (often overlooked) question: What exactly is free speech for? That is, what purpose or end is this right intended to serve? I will argue that there are some important limits to this right, and that those limits may vary from context to context.

All sessions take place Thursdays at 7:00 pm on the main campus (100 West 49th Ave., Vancouver) in the employee lounge. Enter off the cafeteria located in the A Building or follow the directional signs.