Thickman Faculty Lecture Series: Freedom of Speech: Then and Now
Freedom of Speech Thickman Faculty Lecture series

Thickman Faculty Lecture Series: Freedom of Speech: Then and Now

Presented by Michael Thomas, MA, Adjunct History Faculty at Sheridan College on Thursday, February 22, at 6 pm in room W153 in the Whitney Academic Center.

This lecture will cover: History of the 1st Amendment, Inclusion of Freedom of Speech in the Bill of Rights, Interpretation of Freedom of Speech through the power of Judicial Review, Issues of Freedom of Speech today, Censorship & Safe Spaces, and Social Media.

Michael Thomas serves as adjunct faculty at Sheridan & Gillette College teaching History of Wyoming and Wyoming Government. He holds an associate degree in history from Casper College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education and social studies from the University of Wyoming, as well as a Master of Arts degree in American History from American Public University. Michael is a public-school teacher with thirteen years of experience teaching American Government and social studies. He also coaches the successful Sheridan High School “We the People” team.

Free and open to the public.

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Feb 22 2024


6:00 pm

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