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FRANK Talks for Teens: Free Speech - Can I Tell You How Much I Hate You?
Freedom of speech is fundamental in a democratic society. It means that a person or a community can express their opinion or ideas without fear of retaliation or censorship. But what happens when the opinions expressed are unpopular, violent or dangerous? Whether expressed in person, or through social media, words can have a powerful effect on our sense of safety, inclusion or exclusion, and equality or inequality. What is “hate speech?” Who decides what speech is protected, and what is not? Who regulates social media content? What is the impact on individuals and communities who are silenced? Explore the complex history of first amendment freedoms of speech, expression and assembly in America.
The purpose of FRANK Talks is to encourage participants to weigh facts, provide the opportunity to put them in context, and consider different points of view. FRANK Talks inspire people to practice the skills of citizenship—to listen respectfully and engage thoughtfully on issues that affect our communities.
Frank Talks are provided by the Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2022
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Arizona Time (change)
- Teen Central, Burton Barr Central Library
Time Zone: Arizona Time (change)