The Dean of Students Office hosts a panel discussion titled “Student Free Speech: Know your Rights and Responsibilities" on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the UNM Student Union Building Atrium.
The panel of speakers includes First Amendment attorney specialists: Eliza Bechtold, from the ACLU; Martin Esquivel who specializes in free speech and media law; and Greg Williams, First Amendment expert attorney. The Director of UNM Student Activities, Debbie Morris will also join the panel to discuss student responsibilities such as how to reserve space for a free speech event and which UNM policies apply.
“UNM has a very diverse population,” said Nasha Torrez, dean of students. “That diversity includes different points-of-view and the need to learn how to have constructive dialogue on issues. You don’t have to agree with your fellow Lobos, but we do have to learn how to listen and how to be heard. We grow as a community when you can have these conversations.”
This event is open to the public.
For more information, contact the Dean of Students Office at 505-277-6448.