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Free Speech in a Time of Hate Speech

In this conversation we’ll explore the language of hate vs. the language of dissent, who decides who is allowed to speak and how, and the responsibility of the media consumer in safeguarding free speech issues.

With Jonathan Friedman, project director for campus free speech at PEN America; Allen Johnson, Editorial Page Editor at the Greensboro News and Record; Steve Mitchell, author and co-owner of Scuppernong Books; and Alejandro J. Beutel, independent research scholar and former Senior Research Analyst at Southern Poverty Law Center. Moderated by Spoma Jovanovic, UNCG Department of Communication Studies.

Part of Greensboro Bound and Scuppernong Books’s Writers as Witness series. Presented with the NCA Center for Communication, Collaboration, and Change

Lunch & Learn: American Democracy

Bring your lunch to the museum on Thursday, December 19, and enjoy an insiders’ introduction to the Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, open now.

The museum’s Curator of Community History, Glenn Perkins, will offer this free introduction to the exhibition and the NC Points of Change that connect the American democracy stories to North Carolina. Afterward, there will be an opportunity to tour the exhibition and ask questions to other curators.

American Democracy Special Member Family Hours

Bring the whole family for special members-only hours to experience Project Democracy 20/20. Discover the history of America’s “Great Leap of Faith.” Enjoy the Unity Square activities in Connection Point. And take time to find the Mischievous Museum Mice hiding in the galleries.

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American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Opens

The Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith explores the history of citizen participation, debate, and compromise from the nation’s formation to today. The exhibition focuses on the changing political ideals and principles of the nation, citizenship in a pluralistic society, and political participation and engagement.

American Democracy Special Member Preview

Members get an exclusive look at the Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith before it opens to the public on December 7.

RSVP by 12/3 by calling 336.373.2982 or email carol.hart@greensboro-nc.gov

And don’t miss special Member Family Hours to experience Project Democracy 20/20 on Sunday, December 8, 12-2 pm.

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Naturalization Ceremony, National Archives

Democracy Initiative Launches with Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

Download press release pdf Download rack card pdf Image bank (Coming soon!) GREENSBORO, NC (November 26, 2019) – The Greensboro Read more...