Weaponizing Speech: The dilemma of free speech
Weaponizing Words – The Dilemmas of Free Speech, explores the complexities of free speech and what the limits are, or should be, in this era where hate speech is on the rise. How do we limit speech which harms others without creating tools of oppression?
Samir Gandesha (Director, Institute for Humanities at SFU), Morgane Oger (Founder and Executive Director of Morgane Oger Foundation), and Josh Paterson (Lawyer and Executive Director, BC Civil Liberties Union) offer competing views on the competing interests of free speech and the protections from its consequences.
This talk was recorded in Vancouver on June 27 and was sponsored by Simon Fraser University's Institute for the Humanities on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Errata in Morgane Oger's speech:
1) 1/3% of the population is transgender, not 1/3 of the population.
2) 1 in 3 transgender persons has attempted suicide, not committed suicide.