February 21, 2023

Can We Still Speak Freely?

Newcomb Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
07:00 PM
Common Sense Society

Freedom of Speech and the Future of Discovery at Jefferson’s UVA


It is no secret that free speech on college campuses is under attack. But is this new model for campus speech in line with University of Virginia’s founder, Thomas Jefferson? Students and professors alike experience pressure to either avoid or hyperfocus on controversial topics with limited room for honest and rigorous debate. If we can’t even discuss Jefferson’s own legacy with freedom of thought, what does this tell us about the future of Western civilization? Is Jefferson’s university no longer a marketplace of ideas, questions, argument, and discovery? If not, where are the alternative forums today? Where do we go from here?

Bestselling author, “Uncanceled History” podcast host, and associate editor of The SpectatorDouglas Murray, will discuss this and more with UVA students on February 21, from 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

This event is hosted by our friends at Common Sense Society and The Jefferson Council. We encourage you to attend and hope to see you there!

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