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The Power of Our Voices

Welcome to the blog "The Power of Our Voices: The Courage to Speak & the Humility to Listen"! The blog focuses on the theme of free speech and civil discourse on the campus at Santa Clara University and in the broader world. Join the conversation with blog writers Taylor Berry, Anand Purohit, Sarah Tarter, and Maria Lutgarda Glorioso -- all SCU seniors and all Hackworth Fellows at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.


Reflections on a Conversation with Kamau Bell: Free Speech, Civil Discourse, and 'United Shades of America
After Facebook? Reflections on Online Ethics
How to Talk About 'White Privilege'
Guns, Parkland High School, and the Challenge of Civil Discourse
The Delicacy of Discourse over Dinner: More Lessons Learned

An Incendiary Flier and Chemerinsky on Free Speech: Hackworth Fellows Respond

In the last weeks, an incendiary flier mocking sexual assault and immigration was anonymously posted on the Santa Clara University campus. On January 30, after the flier was posted, First Amendment scholar Erwin Chemerinsky gave a previously scheduled talk at SCU on his book Free Speech on Campus. In the following posts, the team of Hackworth Fellows reflect on the flier in light of the Chemerinsky talk.
Free Speech, Civil Discourse, Lessons from the #metoo Movement
Spaghetti Dinners: How to Save Civil Discourse in the U.S.
Anonymity Online: Should It Be Outlawed?
When to Speak, When to Listen
Is Free Speech Under Threat?
Free Speech and Civil Discourse: Why Now

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