When: Monday, Oct 16, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, (All day)

MENOMONIE — Free speech on college campuses will be the topic of a panel discussion Monday night as UW-Stout Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation kicks off Free Speech Week events.

The panel will include Chancellor Bob Meyer; Tim Higgins, a member of the UW System Board of Regents; and John Nichols, associate editor of the Capital Times newspaper in Madison. Moderating the event will be Timothy Shiell, the center’s director. It will begin at 7 p.m. in room 290 of Micheels Hall, 410 10th Ave. E.

The Board of Regents adopted a resolution concerning freedom of expression during its meeting at UW-Stout last week.

This is the first year for the center’s operation. Shiell said Free Speech Week will launch the center’s public programming.

Other events will be throughout the week. Topics include Controversial Campus Speakers; Freedom of Creative Expression; Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis meets the KKK; Free Speech in the Classroom; Three Perspectives on Confederate Monuments, Flags and Symbolism; and a high school First Amendment workshop.

All events are free and open to the public.

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