First Amendment Conversation Series resumes Oct. 15

Audience listens to speakers at first First Amendment panel at Colorado State University in 2017.

Attendees at last year’s First Amendment Conversation Series.

Colorado State University’s popular First Amendment Conversation Series for faculty and staff resumes this fall, with the first session scheduled 8-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Lory Student Center Ballroom 350 A. Two additional sessions will be offered on Nov. 26, one from 8-10 a.m. and another from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

All CSU faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. While the series is free, registration is required. You can register at these links:

  • Monday, Oct. 15, 8-10 a.m. (continental breakfast provided) REGISTER HERE
  • Monday, Nov. 26, 8-10 a.m. (continental breakfast provided) REGISTER HERE
  • Monday, Nov. 26,  11 a.m.-1 p.m. (lunch provided) REGISTER HERE

Content for all three sessions will be Session I: The First Amendment on Campus: What CSU Faculty and Staff Need to Know. (Session II: The First Amendment on Campus – Proactive Strategies for Inclusion will be offered in the spring.) Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the same session more than once, as the conversation may be different every time, depending on what the audience wants to discuss.

First Amendment Conversation Series

CSU launched the First Amendment Conversation Series in December 2017 to help faculty and staff understand the rights and restrictions of free speech and peaceful assembly on campus. The series is designed to provide resources, information, and best practices for navigating issues as they arise at CSU. Each session begins with a panel presentation by campus experts, followed by extended time for audience Q&A.

The series is hosted by the Multicultural Staff & Faculty Network, the Offices of the President and Provost, the Vice President for Diversity, and the Center for Public Deliberation.