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October 21, 2016 -- In recognition of Free Speech Week, associate professor of communication Dr. Jenny Lambe presents an open letter to celebrate a fundamental freedom. Her statement is a reaction to today's tense social and political climate, and particularly to alt-right leader Milo Yiannopoulos' University of Delaware visit next week. The University of Delaware's Department of
Communication is a proud participant in The Media Institute's Free
Speech Week, which takes place on October 17 to 23, 2016.
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Dr. Jenny Lambe, Associate Professor of Communication
October 18, 2016
I’d like to think some good can come from the peculiarly vulgar political and social environment we are experiencing.
It is Free Speech Week, an opportunity to celebrate the importance of a cherished right. As President Assanis stated in his letter in The Review
today, it is imperative to prepare students to interact with a diverse
range of ideas and thoughts. As educators, we must engage students to
consider why it is important to protect freedom of expression, perhaps especially for ideas we find deeply offensive.
But we must also acknowledge that freedom of expression isn’t free. While our society generally focuses on the costs associated with
restricting expression–which are undoubtedly high–we do not often
acknowledge there is a cost associated with allowing expression, too. And that cost is frequently borne by groups who are already
In the remainder of this letter, you will find links to resources
available to spark discussion about the tensions between free speech and
hate speech, should you choose to bring these issues into your
interactions with students in or out of the classroom. There are also
resources about ways in which various groups and cultures aim to resolve
Between the tenor of our current presidential campaign, and the upcoming campus visit of an alt-right performer on October 24th, tensions are running high. Some students and alumni are petitioning against the decision to allow the 10/24 event to occur. Others suggest that petitions like this reflect merely a misguided attempt to squelch expression with which they disagree.
Students are eager to talk about what is happening. This moment
affords us an opportunity as faculty to engage students in productive
and nuanced discussions about freedom of expression, and to encourage
them to respond thoughtfully to people who seek to provoke.
International approaches to balancing hate speech vs. free speechWhy it is important to protect freedom of expression, even for hate speechGroups that are combatting hate, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, UNESCO,
the Anti-Defamation League, and the United Nations #SpreadNoHate movementGroups that are targeting cyberbullying in particular, including the Tyler Clementi Foundation
Jennifer (Jenny) LambeAssociate Professor, Dept. of CommunicationSenior Fellow, Center for Political Communication
Jennifer (Jenny) Lambe
Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication
Senior Fellow, Center for Political Communication