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Race & Free Speech Speaker Series

The Office of the President, in collaboration with Academic Affairs, Institutional Diversity and Equity and Government Affairs, is sponsoring the Series on Race & Free Speech. These events offer perspectives across the political spectrum on race; the current political climate; and free speech and hate speech.

While the university has lined up thought leaders to start the conversation, the series will augment comparable initiatives led by colleges and schools as well as student organizations. Together, these events will provide a wide range of opportunities for every member of the DePaul community to engage in frank discussion of the difficult issues confronting the campus.

Student organizations are invited to submit proposals to receive funding to host events as part of this series. Learn more.

Please check this site periodically to RSVP to events and to learn when more events are added.

President’s Series on Race & Free Speech: An Overview

The provost has encouraged colleges and schools to develop teach-ins and forums. Funding is available to support additional events.

The series employs a variety of formats and is open to students, faculty and staff. The series began in fall 2016 and continues through the 2016-17 academic year.

Whenever possible, regardless of format, audience talk backs will be incorporated in each event.

Additional programming will be added as the year progresses. The community is invited to submit program proposals on four themes including: race in America, themes of the election, speech and expression, and civil discourse.

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