Svetlana Mintcheva - UW-Stout Guest Speaker on Censorship
An academic and an activist, as well as a member of NCAC (National Coalition Against Censorship), Mintcheva has taught literature and critical theory at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and at Duke University. Her academic research and writing focus on postmodern literature and aesthetic provocations, along with issues of censorship and ethics. Her presentation is free and open to all.
Should there be a Right to Not be Offended? What the Tension between Free Speech Principles, Traumatic Histories, and Social Media Outrage means for the Visual Arts, Books and Culture in General
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
3:30 - 5:00PM
Memorial Student Center - Oakwood Room
April 23 session is cancelled.
Sponsored by - Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation, School of Art and Design, Center for Applied Ethics, Literature Committee, and University Library
See event poster here.
Student Workshop Opportunities
Controversial Art on Campus
Facilitator: Dr. Cynthia Bland, Professor of Art and Art History
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
277 Harvey Hall
Students can apply to attend the workshop by emailing a brief statement of interest in controversial art on campus (no more than 250 words) to Dr. Tim Shiell, CSII Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students accepted to the workshop will receive several short readings to prepare for the workshop. Pizza and pop will be provided halfway through the workshop.
Only 16 students will be accepted to the workshop. Students who complete the workshop will receive a $100 stipend. Deadline to apply is April 3.
Student Free Speech Workshop
Facilitators: Dr. James Szymalak, UWL Professor of Public Administration Marieke Tuthill Beck-Coon, Director of Litigation, FIRE
Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:45AM - 3:30PM
UW-La Crosse Campus
Apply now by sending an email to Dr. Tim Shiell, CSII Director at email@example.com,with a request to participate in the workshop and a Word document attachment providing your academic year, academic program, and interest in the workshop (250 words or less). Please use the email subject heading "CSII UWL workshop".
Students accepted to the workshop will receive several short readings and case studies to prepare for the workshop. Lunch will be provided.
Only 16 students will be accepted to the workshop. Students who complete the workshop will receive a $250 stipend. Deadline to apply is March 15.