White License, Free Expression & Death Threats: The Challenges of Confronting Racism

White License, Free Expression & Death Threats: The Challenges of Confronting Racism


Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Ryerson University
Room 103, Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

When Johnny Eric Williams used controversial racially-charged language on social media to draw attention to systemic racism, he faced death threats and was suspended by Trinity College. Since cleared after protests and an internal review, Williams will discuss the challenges of confronting racism, and, in conversation with James Turk and the audience, will explore the limits of free expression in the university.

Speaker:

Johnny Eric Williams, Professor of Sociology, Trinity College  

Moderator:

James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:00-1:30 pm

Room 103, Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street (at the corner of Church St.)

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

Share: