Recent Messages About Free Speech

ICYMI: Reza Aslan presents Fear Inc.: Confronting Islamophobia in America at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on May 2nd

On Tuesday May 2nd, Professor Reza Aslan visited the UCI campus to discuss Fear Inc. Confronting Islamophobia in America. The afternoon started with a student forum, where UCI students were able to have a more intimate conversation with Professor Aslan. The public lecture was presented to a full house at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Professor Aslan [...]

ICYMI: Reza Aslan presents Fear Inc.: Confronting Islamophobia in America at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on May 2nd2017-05-10T10:50:38-07:00

Vice Provost Haynes Discussing Inclusivity on “Ask the Leader” with Claudia Shambaugh

Ask the Leader with Claudia Shambaugh Reza Aslan, an internationally renowned religion writer and scholar, spoke May 2nd, at the Barclay about Islamophobia. Douglas Haynes, UCI Professor of History and Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion covers his organization’s goals and how Professor Aslan addressed them. Vice Provost Haynes also discusses inclusivity [...]

Vice Provost Haynes Discussing Inclusivity on “Ask the Leader” with Claudia Shambaugh2017-05-03T15:44:44-07:00

Standing Together Against Hate and Anti-Semitism

  To the Anteater community: The dramatic increase nationwide in threats of violence against Jewish schools, community centers and other organizations – 90 bomb threats since the start of the year and 20 just yesterday – hit close to home Monday afternoon when our neighboring Merage Jewish Community Center received a bomb threat and [...]

Standing Together Against Hate and Anti-Semitism2017-02-28T13:52:33-08:00

Op-Ed Bigots at the gate: Universities shouldn’t duck the fight against white nationalism by Howard Gillman

LA Times Op-ed  Bigots at the gate: Universities shouldn't duck the fight against white nationalism By: Howard Gillman December 20, 2016   Excerpt: "Universities support free speech and condemn censorship for two reasons — to ensure that positive, helpful, illuminating messages can circulate widely, and to expose hateful or dangerous ideas that, if never [...]

Op-Ed Bigots at the gate: Universities shouldn’t duck the fight against white nationalism by Howard Gillman2016-12-20T13:21:35-08:00

“A Bill to Police Campus Speech” by Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman

The Wall Street Journal A Bill to Police Campus Speech by Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman   Excerpt: "Two weeks ago the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, an unquestionably well-intentioned attempt to protect Jewish students on campus. Unfortunately the bill runs afoul of the First Amendment. If passed by the [...]

“A Bill to Police Campus Speech” by Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman2016-12-16T11:46:38-08:00

Free Speech in Contentious Times

Howard Gillman, chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, said it was time to "stop making certain mistakes." One of those mistakes, he suggested, was talking about these issues as if academe has a choice between supporting free speech and supporting minority students. Read more: Free Speech in Contentious Times  Leaders of state universities [...]

Free Speech in Contentious Times2016-11-14T16:16:38-08:00

Honoring and respecting free speech

Dear Anteaters, Over the course of the past several weeks, our campus has again been forced to confront the question of how we honor and respect the value of free speech when it is tested amid speakers whose messages are perceived to be offensive, racist, inappropriate and inconsistent with the values our campus embraces. [...]

Honoring and respecting free speech2016-10-28T13:39:11-07:00

Annual Message on Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community

Dear fellow Anteaters: As we start an exciting new academic year, I want to share some thoughts on the protections and norms of free speech on our campus. I deeply believe that it is possible to have robust free speech while treating each other with mutual respect. Freedom of speech is a bedrock value [...]

Annual Message on Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community2016-09-23T11:45:36-07:00

Principles Against Intolerance

To the Anteater Community: The Regents of the University of California’s March 2016 approval of “The Statement of Principles Against Intolerance” reaffirmed the university’s long-standing view that “Acts of hatred and other intolerant conduct, as well as acts of discrimination that demean our differences, are antithetical to the values of the University and serve [...]

Principles Against Intolerance2016-08-05T11:36:33-07:00
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