Guest speakers come to UW-River Falls to talk on freedom of speech at public universities
October 19, 2012
Three guest speakers will come to UW-River Falls for a non-partisan open panel discussion on academic free speech at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Kinnickinnic Theater.
This discussion will focus on the freedom of speech that faculty, staff, and students all possess on the grounds of a public university.
The three guests on campus include: former UWRF Professor and current UW-Eau Claire Assistant Professor John Evans, Director of Legal and Public Advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Will Creeley and UW-Madison Professor Donald Downs.
Creeley said that students are not always aware of the rights they have and may think that they leave these rights at the door when they walk on to a campus.
“My hope is that anyone who attends leaves with a clear knowledge of their rights on campus and understands the First Amendment is fully being brought to institutions like UWRF.”