Catalog Home Page

When Does Freedom of Speech ‘Cross the Line’? University Battlegrounds, LGBTQI+ Allyship and the Chicago Principles

Cumming-Potvin, W.ORCID: 0000-0002-4961-9379 (2018) When Does Freedom of Speech ‘Cross the Line’? University Battlegrounds, LGBTQI+ Allyship and the Chicago Principles. In: LLED Research Seminar Series with Dr. Wendy Cumming-Potvin, 18 October 2018, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Abstract

Recently, following an on-line petition, The University of Western Australia cancelled an on-campus event featuring Quentin Van Meter, a US professor of paediatric medicine who disseminates controversial views about transgender identity. Follow-up media reporting likened the event’s cancellation with censoring freedom of speech and allowing freedom of ignorance. Freedom of speech controversies have also swept across the North American media, highlighting student protests at campuses, such as the University of Chicago and Wilfred Laurier University. Such linguistic battlegrounds have underscored broader societal questions, such as: How can stakeholders navigate the tense landscape between freedom of speech and other human rights, especially when university LGBTQI+ ally programs and many in-house policies are designed to create inclusive and supportive environments, free of discrimination? This interactive seminar will explore possible answers to this question while also encouraging participants to reflect on key concepts, such as human rights, free speech, LGBTQI+ Allyship and educational policy/practice.

Item Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Conference Website: https://lled.educ.ubc.ca/lled-research-seminar-ser...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/45610
Item Control Page Item Control Page