Former ACLU president Strossen to speak Sept. 19

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Former ACLU president Strossen to speak Sept. 19

Nadine Strossen
Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and current professor in the New York University School of Law, will present “HATE: Resist It. Don’t Censor It” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the University of Nebraska College of Law’s Hamann Auditorium.

Strossen will speak about the topic of her new book, "HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship." Twice named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in American by the National Law Journal, Strossen draws from her two decades as ACLU president and current post at NYU to highlight the dangers that follow efforts to serve justice by limiting civil rights. From government surveillance and decriminalization of marijuana to sexual harassment, she makes even complex issues accessible through the use of illuminating statistics and true-life stories. Moved by her in-depth knowledge of history and the law, as well as her unapologetic defense of human rights, audiences leave with a renewed understanding of and appreciation for their hard-won freedoms.

The event, sponsored by UPC Nebraska and the College of Law, is free and open to the public. However, priority seating will be given to University of Nebraska–Lincoln students.