BU to host talk on equality and freedom

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will present a lecture by New York Law School professor Nadine Strossen titled “Regulating Racist Speech on Campus: A Modest Proposal?” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium.

The lecture will focus on an article about racial discrimination and free speech published in the Duke Law Journal. Strossen, a former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, has written and taught areas specializing in constitutional law and civil liberties. This May, her latest book, HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship, will be published by the Oxford University Press.

The lecture is sponsored by the department of equity and accommodations, the office of Greek Affairs and the American Democracy Project.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.