University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Free Expression & the Humanities - PEN America/IHGC

"Free Expression & the Humanities" Registration Page

A series sponsored by PEN America and the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures at the University of Virginia


September 30, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
"Calling In, Calling Out and What Difference Does it Make?: Whose Speech is Free?"

Marlene L. Daut, Professor & Associate Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute, UVA
Meredith D. Clark, Assistant Professor, Media Studies, UVA
Tamika Carey, Associate Professor, English, UVA
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Prof. of Women’s Studies; Director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center, Spelman College

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October 7, 2020 | 8 pm preview with panelists; debate starts @ 9 pm; discussion to follow
Screening of the first Vice-Presidential Debate

Jamelle Bouie, New York Times columnist
Sally Hudson, Virginia State delegate; Assistant Professor, Economics, UVA
Andra Gillespie, Director, James Weldon Johnson Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Deborah McDowell. Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute; Alice Griffin Professor of English

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November 12, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Democracy in Danger Podcast Series Live Broadcast Aftermath: Democracy in the Wake of 2020

Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies, Emory University
Leah Wright-Rigueur, Associate Professor of public policy, Harvard Kennedy School
William Hitchcock (co-host), William W. Corcoran Professor of History, UVA
Siva Vaidhyanathan (co-host), Robertson Professor of Media Studies, UVA

Register link will be available soon.