Agreeing to Disagree Free Speech Discussion is Nov. 5


Mark your calendars and plan to attend the next event in our ongoing series, “Agreeing to Disagree: Embracing Free Speech and Encouraging Civil Discourse.” A panel discussion entitled “Engaging our First Amendment Rights Through Civil Discourse” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 5 in the Student Union Theatre.

The panel will be moderated by Prof. Steve Kraske, host of KCUR-FM’s “Up to Date.” Panelists include State Rep. Barbara Washington, State Rep. Dan Stacy and Justice Gatson of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The event is free and open to the public; please register is advance at

Topics for discussion include:

  • History, legacy, and description of first amendment and civil rights
  • Good practice in civil dialogue around difficult topics
  • Common issues around civil discourse and first amendment rights on college campuses

Please join us in this important effort. UMKC is uniquely positioned to lead our community to embrace the spirit of free speech, open dialogue and respectful disagreement.

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