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Thursday, April 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
**CANCELLED** The Limits of Free Expression in the Library

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**DUE TO SPEAKER WITHDRAWAL, THIS PROGRAM HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED.**

You have probably seen it all at your library: patrons carrying signs with offensive language, intolerant groups using library meeting rooms, people in conversation using racist terms, and much more. It’s a struggle to champion free speech while also keeping the library a safe and welcoming place.

In this session, we will use real life scenarios to explore the protections and boundaries of free speech, brainstorm strategies for addressing offensive speech, and figure out how to explain library policies to a questioning public.

Speakers
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Ashlee Chavez

Director, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
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Abigail Elder

Library Director, Beaverton City Library
I'm co-chair of the OLA Legislative Committee, and you should join us!

Sponsors

Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Attendees (5)