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Center for Public Deliberation Hosting Zoom Event Oct. 19

‘Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus’

The College of Humanities & Social Sciences’ Center for Public Deliberation is hosting the Zoom deliberation, “Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Join 2022 election candidates, community members, students, faculty, staff, and administration for the virtual discussion on this critical issue, which will include five rounds of small group breakout sessions to consider the following: 

  • Are free speech and an inclusive campus in opposition to each other? Do we have to give up one to have the other? 
  • What are our roles in creating the community we want? 

Note: Students who actively participate by contributing to discussion in each round either through text, chat, or having their camera turned on (nonverbal participation) will be entered in a raffle for prizes.

In preparation of the event, participants are encouraged to download and read the Issue Guide.

Register online.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.