Institute for Media and Public Trust holds First Amendment forum

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Institute for Media and Public Trust holds First Amendment forum

Fresno State’s Institute for Media and Public Trust will present a First Amendment forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center. The forum will feature an expert panel that will explore free-speech issues on university campuses throughout the country. The panel will also discuss how the First Amendment, academic freedom, tenure and collective bargaining relate to the topic. In addition, the subject of free speech will be discussed on a broader scale, including recent challenges in K-12 schools in the San Joaquin Valley. Panelists include: Thomas Holyoke, chair of Academic Senate, Demi Wack, ASI president, Diane Blair, president Fresno State Chapter of the California Faculty Association, Wen Fa, attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, and Michael E. Smith, founding partner of the Lozano Smith law firm. The forum is free and open to the public. INFO: Department of Media, Communications and Journalism at 559.278.2087 or see full release.