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Speechy Keen

Posted By Cassie Myers On Sep 13, 2010 @ 2:43 pm In News | Comments Disabled

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British colloquialisms [1] aside, (and yeah, we’re that pretentious) we Americans love our constitution, especially when it comes to the first amendment and our beloved free speech. Berkeley even named a whole darn cafe after it! So it only follows that this Tuesday Sept. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Free Speech Movement Cafe (where else?), emeritus history professor Leon Litwack will give a lecture [2] on the Free Speech Movement and the Constitution.

Having a Free Speech Movement discussion at the FSM seems a little too adorable, but you have to admit, this is still a very relevant issue. After all, what about that guy who wanted to go around burning Qu’rans [3]? That certainly keeps the free speech debate current.

It doesn’t hurt to brush up on your Berkeley history, either. The rest of the country just assumes we’re still hippies, so we might as well know a little something about it. That stereotype is kinda fun to perpetuate.

Image source: cameronparkins [4] under Creative Commons
Lecture: The Free Speech Movement and the Constitution [UC Berkeley Events Calendar [2]]


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[1] British colloquialisms: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peachy+keen?show=0&t=1284413621

[2] will give a lecture: http://events.berkeley.edu/#34017

[3] burning Qu’rans: http://articles.cnn.com/2010-07-29/us/florida.burn.quran.day_1_american-muslims-religion-cair-spokesman-ibrahim-hooper?_s=PM:US

[4] cameronparkins: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cameronparkins/474044852/

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