Express Yourself or Suppress Yourself?
George Washington University
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The college campus used to be the place for discourse about opposing beliefs and ideas, an intellectual forum grounded in the inviolate principle that, right or wrong, each of us has a right to our own opinion and should speak our mind. That time, it seems, has come and gone.
Instead of “express yourself,” today’s campuses are a hotbed for an entirely different attitude toward those with views outside the mainstream: “Suppress yourself—or I’ll do it for you.”
In place of dialog and debate, students are shutting out and shutting down opposing views. They demand “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” and cry “microaggression” at anything they feel is a slight—while they themselves commit real aggressions against speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos and Charles Murray.
Why did students stop believing in free speech?
On Tuesday, March 28, join the Ayn Rand Institute, the George Washington University Young Americans for Liberty and our distinguished panelists for a special discussion focused on this question.
The event is free and includes a catered reception, and the first 50 students to arrive will receive a free book. Please RSVP by March 27.
Dave Rubin (moderator) — Creator and host of "The Rubin Report"
Steve Simpson — Editor of "Defending Free Speech" and director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute
Christina Hoff Sommers — Author of “Freedom Feminism” and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
LOCATION: Room 309 at the George Washington University Marvin Center; 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
TIME: The event will begin with a reception at 6 pm followed by the panel at 7 pm.
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