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Town Hall: Freedom of Speech

Date Oct 18, 2016
Type Panel

This fall, in the months leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, For Freedoms—the first artist-run super PAC—will present a series of four Town Hall–style meetings in Los Angeles and New York. Each one organized around one of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four freedoms—freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear, and freedom of speech. These gatherings aim to inspire deeper civic engagement among citizens at a critical moment in our nation’s history. Exploring the significance of these freedoms through a myriad of ideological perspectives, the meetings will function as both public forums for debate and safe spaces where divergent viewpoints can co-exist—even if only temporarily. 

The Freedom of Speech panel at ICP will be moderated by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, and paneled by community members, civic and business leaders, and elected officials to discuss a wide-range of issues that are not only shaping today’s national conversation, but also affecting the everyday lives of people.

During the Town Hall, participating panelists will respond to prompts and topics posed by the moderator, who will then open the discussion to audience participation.