Upcoming Roundtable | #JeSuisCharlie and Freedom of Speech
The two gunmen who committed the horrific massacre at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this month, said that they had “avenged the prophet”, referring to the Prophet Muhammed who had been satirized by the magazine on numerous occasions.
In the wake of the attack, Je Suis Charlie (French for “I Am Charlie,”) became a slogan to symbolize those who stood in support of the slain satirists at Hebdo, and their right to freedom of speech and expression.
Tuesday, January 27 Friday, February 6, Pell Center Visiting Fellow Carolyn Deady will lead a roundtable discussion which will explore questions such as: Should there be limits to freedom of expression? If so, what would those limits be? If not, will people exercising freedom of expression have to live in fear of reprisal? The roundtable discussion will be held in the Ochre Court Breakfast Room from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Roundtable discussions are open to students, faculty and staff at Salve Regina University. The Pell Center will provide a free lunch. Space is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected].