SALT Quarterly Meetings offer regular opportunities for in-depth learning and conversation surrounding topical issues in the student affairs profession.  Quarterly Meetings are managed by the Professional Development Committee and showcase panelists and individual speakers from all areas of the Penn Community including students, staff, and faculty.

2017-18 Schedule

Thriving Through Free Speech on a Diverse and Inclusive Campus

Thursday, October 19th from 10:30am-12:30pm in the Hall of Flags.  Light breakfast and coffee will be served.

On universities across the nation, as at Penn, students must navigate complex communities that pose questions about politics, activism, and points of view. Join us for a conversation about open expression, free speech and academic freedom on campus with Dr. Anita Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty and Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy. During this session, we'll examine the complexities of open expression, and where law and civility norms fit into a world asking us to tolerate painful and offensive hate speech. A first generation college graduate who thrives as a scholar and non-profit leader today, Dr. Allen attended a Jim Crow kindergarten in the deep South but fought racism and bias to earn a PhD from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Harvard.


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