7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for an Author Talk by Nadine Strossen, professor of Law at New York Law School.
In her new book HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU from 1991 to 2008, argues that expanding free speech, not limiting it, is the solution for changing the hearts and minds of those who espouse hateful ideologies. She dispels many of the myths and misunderstandings that have permeated the debates about what constitutes “hate speech,” including what is and isn’t protected language, and affirms that we don’t have to choose between civil rights and civil liberties, or between free speech and equality. Strossen’s powerful argument promises to elevate the conversation around why freedom of speech cannot mean freedom to express popular sentiment only. We must tolerate all speech even when it supports intolerance, or we may find we’ve given away our own right to speak against it. Nadine Strossen is a renowned public speaker, committed to the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution.
This author talk will be held at the Ridgefield Library and is co-sponsored by Books on the Common, Ridgefield Historical Society, Keeler Tavern Museum and the Ridgefield Library. For more information and to reserve a seat, please go to the Ridgefield Library registration page.