Free Speech through a new lens: Film, digital media and social change

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:00pm Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), Forum

Free speech, a pillar of American democracy, has become a lightning rod on college campuses across the country. A nuanced discussion will bring a new perspective to these debates, exploring free expression at the intersection of contemporary challenges of dissent, diversity, and inclusion. Excerpts from widely acclaimed feature films, including The Post, Spotlight, and others, will set the stage for a conversation with national leaders in film, digital media, and journalism. They will reflect on the impact of the media in a free society and the implications in the current political and social climate. 

Featured panelists are Participant Media CEO David Linde, The Washington Post Editor Martin Baron, and SoulPancake CEO Shabnam Mogharabi. Phi Beta Kappa Secretary and CEO Frederick M. Lawrence, a nationally recognized expert in the law of free speech, will moderate. 

Presented by The Phi Beta Kappa Society. Co-sponsored by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

Admission is free. Reservations required.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
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