The Salon - "Freedom of Speech Under Fire?"

June 26, 2015  |  1:30PM - 3PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free.

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation

The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing, fun, and thought provoking.  Next up is:

Freedom of Speech Under Fire?

A slew of articles related to the First Amendment right to free speech have appeared in the news recently: college students protest campus speakers and their topics, politicians and others apologize weekly for political incorrectness, cartoons of a religious leader result in violence. From our nation’s conversations with the world at large, to our own communication at work and in the community, and even discussions in the Salon, finding the right balance can be thorny.

Are these tests of freedom of speech a natural symptom of a growing democratic and technological society? A change in values? What’s the future of freedom of expression?

Join us at the Salon on Friday, June 26 at 1:30 pm at the Bainbridge Public Library where civil discourse is the norm and you’re free to express yourself. Click here for a short reading from The Spectator by Brendan O’Neill, 22 November 2014, "Free Speech Is So Last Century.” 

More about "The Salon"

Library Address
1270 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Library Hours
Monday
10AM - 8PM
Tuesday
10AM - 8PM
Wednesday
10AM - 8PM
Thursday
1PM - 5:30PM
Friday
1PM - 5:30PM
Saturday
10AM - 5PM
Sunday
Closed