March 28: Express Yourself or Suppress Yourself?
College used to be grounded in the inviolate principle that each of us should confront new ideas, speak our minds and learn. Has that time passed? This year alone we have seen a riot at U.C. Berkeley and violence at Middlebury College over controversial speakers. Instead of “express yourself,” a new view seems to be taking hold: “Suppress yourself — or I’ll do it for you.”
What is happening to free speech on campus?
On Tuesday, March 28, you can join the Ayn Rand Institute, the George Washington University Young Americans for Liberty and a distinguished panel for a discussion focused on this question. The panelists are:
- 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
The event beings at 6 p.m. with a free catered reception, followed by the panel from 7 to 9 p.m. The location is Room 309, Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052. Admission is free, and the first 50 students to arrive will receive a free book. Please RSVP by March 27 on Facebook.