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A Tale of Two Protests: Free Speech and the Intellectual Origins of Campus Censorship

  • Date:Thursday, 09/12/2019
  • Location: Levan Center for the Humanities
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Speaker: Professor of History ,Dr. Matthew Garrett

In this lecture, historian Matthew Garrett will explore the recent free speech debacle at Bakersfield College and contextualize it in the broader intellectual trends that lead some faculty to openly embrace selective censorship. This walk through intellectual history will come full circle to explain how censorship has gained currency in campuses nationwide, and proposes a solution to fortify free speech at Bakersfield College.

Matthew Garrett is a professor of history and serves as director of the Bakersfield College Liberty Institute. He is the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and academic writings.

Sponsor: Liberty Institute at Bakersfield College

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Accommodations are available with advanced notice. Please contact Matthew Garrett.

Date & Time: 
Thu, 09/12/2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Levan Center

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