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A discussion on free speech vs. hate speech Tuesday night


August 18, 2017

As a response to the tragic events in Virginia, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will host a panel discussion, Protest: Free Speech v. Hate Speech, on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. Moderated by Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell, guest panelists will include Mitch Bloomer, HMREC resource teacher at the Holocaust Center; Rachel Allen, coordinator of Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Institute; Professor Terri Day, Barry University’s Law School; and Angela King, a former Skinhead and co-founder of Life After Hate.

As a museum that seeks to use the lessons of the Holocaust to ensure a better future and to spark civil dialogue, we must now ask: what does free speech protect? Who is it protecting? And where is that line between free speech and hate speech?

The discussion will also provide guidance as to what you can do when you see hate speech in your community.


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