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AFP Foundation Hosting Free Speech Event at University of New Hampshire

Sep 19, 2018 by AFP

DURHAM, N.H. – Americans for Prosperity’s sister organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation-New Hampshire (AFPF-NH), will host a free speech and toleration panel with Janisset Rivero, a leading Cuban human rights activist, Demetrius Minor, Director of Coalitions for Americans for Prosperity-Florida, and Zach Greenberg, a Justice Robert Jackson Legal Fellow for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on Wednesday, September 26 at the University of New Hampshire at 6:30PM. The panelists will discuss how free speech and toleration are essential for college campuses and a society of equal rights and mutual benefit.

What: Free Speech and Toleration: A Cornerstone of Higher Education.

Who: Moderator: Michael Ciccio – Senior Grassroots Trainer and Curriculum Specialist, Grassroots Leadership Academy

Janisset Rivero – A leading Cuban human rights activist, having represented Cuban’s struggle for freedom and democracy at the UN’s Human Rights Council and OAS’s Inter American Commission for Human Rights

Demetrius Minor –Director of Coalitions for Americans For Prosperity-Florida and author of Preservation and Purpose: The Making Of A Young Millennial and A Manifesto for Faith, Family and Politics

Zach Greenberg – Justice Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

When: Wed, September 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Where: University of New Hampshire
MUB Theater 1
83 Main Street #323
Durham, NH 03824

AFPF-NH Grassroots Director Ross Connolly issued the following statement:

“Higher education should be the bastion of free speech, toleration, and robust and open debate. Unfortunately, free speech has been undermined and attacked on college campuses throughout the country. Restricting free speech and silencing those whom one disagrees with does a disservice to the college experience and discourages students from expressing their ideas and beliefs. We are excited to talk with students and interested Granite Staters about why free speech must be preserved as a fundamental right on college campuses and how quelling free speech does not prepare students for life after college.”

Media are welcome to attend, but they must RSVP by Tuesday at 5PM.