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Free Speech on Campus Discussed at Landmark College, November 13

The final presentation of the Fall 2018 Landmark College Academic Speaker Series is by Linus Owens of Middlebury College, on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, located in the East Academic Building.

Entitled “Divisiveness is Not Diversity—Academic Freedom and Free Speech on Campus,” the talk will touch on Owens’s first-hand experience with challenges faced by Middlebury College during the March 2017 visit by controversial author Charles Murray, which was disrupted by hundreds of student protestors.

Owens is an Associate Professor of Sociology whose research interests focus on movement, places, and the conflicts that bring them together or push them apart. His books include Cracking Under Pressure: Narrating Decline in the Amsterdam Squatters’ Movement (Amsterdam University Press & Penn State University Press, 2009), and Lost in the Supermarket: An Indie Rock Cookbook (Soft Skull Press, 2008).

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Eve Leons at eleons@landmark.edu. Driving directions, a campus map, and more information about the Landmark College Academic Speaker Series is available at www.landmark.edu.

Videos of previous speaker presentations are made possible by Brattleboro Community Television and can be found at www.brattleboro.tv.