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Alverno College will host a workshop exploring freedom of speech and the right to protest.
The day will begin with a panel discussion with advocates who are working on these issues around the world. Several concurrent sessions exploring immigrant and refugee perspectives, students’ rights to protest and strategies for civil discourse and free speech in the classroom will follow. This exploration of First Amendment rights is geared toward K-12 educators, but all educators are welcome.
- Maina Kiai, former United Nations special rapporteur for Freedom of Assembly and Association
- Dina Meza, independent journalist and defender of freedom of expression (simultaneous translation provided)
- Timothy Shiell, free speech scholar and activist, University of Wisconsin – Stout
- Douglas Savage, moderator, director of the Institute of World Affairs, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
The free online workshop will take place on Thursday, August 5 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The registration deadline is August 2. For more details and to register visit alverno.edu/civil.
This event is sponsored by Alverno College and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Center for Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Institute for World Affairs (IWA).
About Alverno College
Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College promotes the academic, personal and professional development of its students in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 areas of study, and graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology, school psychology, music therapy, music and liturgy, and business are open to women and men.
A leader in higher education innovation, Alverno has earned international accolades for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, which emphasizes hands-on experience and develops in-demand skills. The college, Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, ranks among the top schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and innovation by U.S. News & World Report. For two years, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Alverno the country’s most inspiring college.
Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college.