The decision by a number of professional athletes to protest racial injustices by taking a knee during the national anthem has sparked a nationwide debate about free speech, political protest and race.
Edinboro University faculty members are set to address the controversial topic with “Free Speech – Taking a Knee,” a panel presentation about pro athletes, the First Amendment and the national anthem, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The discussion will take place in Multipurpose Room B of the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, 405 Scotland Rd, Edinboro.
Panelists will include:
Lewis A. Brownlee, Edinboro’s University Frederick Douglass Scholar, will serve as moderator. Brownlee is an instructor in the Middle and Secondary Education, and Educational Leadership Department.
“Free Speech – Taking a Knee” is free and open to the public. For more information on this and other events at Edinboro University, please visit the EU event calendar at events.edinboro.edu.