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First Five Live – The First Amendment: Where America Stands on Hate Speech
October 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm EDTFree
Free speech faces increasingly complex and urgent tests, many centered on hostile or hateful expression and how, or if, it should be moderated.
“The First Amendment: Where America Stands,” a Freedom Forum survey, found Americans almost evenly split over whether to prioritize protecting free speech or preventing hate speech.
Join us to hear how even the experts disagree on this key First Amendment issue and empower your own view — or change your mind.
Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and New York Law School’s John Marshall Harlan II professor of law, emerita, and Thane Rosenbaum, Distinguished University Professor at Touro College, will share their differing views on hate speech.
Strossen, author of the 2018 book, “HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship,” has written, taught and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties.
Rosenbaum is the author of the 2020 book “Saving Free Speech … from Itself.” He serves as the legal analyst for CBS News Radio and is a columnist for the Jewish Journal.
“The First Amendment: Where America Stands” surveyed more than 3,000 Americans across geographic, demographic and ideological lines on their attitudes about the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.
First Five Live is a Freedom Forum conversation that explores topical issues and features current newsmakers who are using the five freedoms of the First Amendment to guide their work.