The Meaning of Freedom of Speech

Bettina Aptheker: “The Meaning of Freedom of Speech: Surveillance, Incarceration & the Politics of the First Amendment”

November 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Food for Thought

Namaste Lounge (College 9/10), UC Santa Cruz

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Bettina Aptheker co-led the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley in 1964. She will give a brief retrospective and then consider the different ways in which race, gender, class, and sexuality effect the exercise of freedom of speech as a collective right established by the First (and Fourteenth) amendments. Bettina will clarify the difference between freedom of speech and academic freedom, and ask us to think about both in the context of Tea Party politics, mass incarceration, and the unprecedented technologies of surveillance.

Food for Thought Quarterly Faculty Speaker Series is an opportunity for students to connect with faculty in an informal and interactive setting. Join us each quarter for a presentation from a renowned UCSC faculty member. Hear about the speaker’s research and professional experience, learn more about an aspect of their work.


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