Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Hate Speech and the First Amendment: Values in Conflict

June 19
Noon – 1:00 pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 N Meridian St,
Indianapolis, IN 46204


At what point, if at all, should so-called “hate speech” become illegal? During the monthly luncheon of the League of Women Voters ‎of Indianapolis, hear attorney and civic leader (and Center for Interfaith Cooperation Founding Board Chair) Don Knebel discuss hate speech and the First Amendment.

Talking About Freedoms without Freaking Out

An IUPUI discussion series powered by Spirit & Place with support from IUPUI Office of Community Engagement, Indiana Humanities, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law , Center for Interfaith Cooperation, and The Center for Civic Literacy 

The First Amendment safeguards many important freedoms, yet sometimes the boundaries of what’s protected and what isn’t are fuzzy. Where do individual rights begin and end? Which religious liberties are protected by the Constitution? Who decides what is “right” when our ideals about religious freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom from discrimination clash?

In post-RFRA Indiana, Hoosiers are discussing these and other First Amendment questions in their workplaces, congregations, and households. But how do we get past media sound bites and sensational opinions to really talk about our freedoms without freaking out? How do we un-package political spin to understand what the Constitution says?

Join us this summer as we connect you with legal scholars and others who will explore which freedoms the First Amendment does – and does not – protect so that you have the tools you need to understand and discuss your rights.

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