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Lecture: Free Speech with Nadine Strossen
April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$5
Please join the Litchfield Historical Society in welcoming author Nadine Strossen for a lecture on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. Debates on free speech and censorship were widespread in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the discussion continues today. Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1991 to 2008 will be discussing the First Amendment and her newest book, HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship. Local historian John Dasher will lead a Q&A discussion following the lecture.
Nadine Strossen is Professor of Constitutional Law at New York Law School and the first woman national President of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she served from 1991 through 2008. A frequent speaker on constitutional and civil liberties issues, her media appearances include 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The Daily Show, and other news programs on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, Al-Jazeera, and in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Her op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and USA Today, among others. Her newest book, HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship is published by Oxford University Press.
Lectures are free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited and registration is required. Payment is required with registration. To register, call (860) 567-4501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this or other programs, please visit http://litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.