Pease Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 6/15/2022
Time: 7:00 PM -
Title: The First Amendment
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Description: Join us (online!) for this event hosted by the Plymouth Historical Society.

The First Amendment protects our most basic freedoms, none more important than freedom of speech. But what do we do about speech that threatens to destroy the social fabric? This presentation considers the constitutional arguments for and against hate speech codes and why the Supreme Court ruled against St. Paul's hate speech ordinance. If hate speech codes are unconstitutional, it falls on citizens to find other ways to counter hateful speech. We'll explore what capacities citizens need to preserve freedom and the social fabric. Could it be that persuasion and deliberation might be better strategies for all of us?

After twenty years of teaching political theory and constitutional law to undergraduates. Meg Mott has taken her love of argument to the general public as the Constitution Wrangler. She has written in favor of due process for college students in the Washington Post and Inside Higher Ed and promoting debate in Vermont Digger and the Brattleboro Reformer. She lives on a goat farm in Putney, Vermont where she is the Town Moderator.

This is a virtual program. Click here to register for event reminders. This program made possible by New Hampshire Humanities.

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