This event was streamed live on October 27, 2016. The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, speech, assembly and the press. The panelists will discuss possible issues, conflicts and challenges that may be raised in the context of diversity and inclusion, and how to navigate these challenges, at a public university like Penn State. Over the past year, the fight over free speech and expression has taken center stage on campuses across the U.S. Protests of controversial speakers, bans on offensive books and dedicated zones for student activism have become common occurrences.
Hosted by Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Vice Provost for Educational Equity Marcus Whitehurst, the panel discussion is part of “All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion,” an ongoing, University-wide initiative that brings students, faculty and staff together to show their commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment.