At 4 p.m. on Saturday Ronald Collins is scheduled to interview Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and author of the new book “Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship,” at the Lewes Public Library.
In her new book Strossen argues expanding free speech, not limiting it, is the solution for changing the hearts and minds of those who espouse hateful ideologies, announced the Delaware ACLU chapter.
The discussion will work to dispel misunderstandings plaguing perennial debates about “hate speech vs. free speech” and show the First Amendment approach promotes free speech and democracy, equality and societal harmony, said the ACLU.
Strossen is a professor of constitutional law at New York Law School and the first female national president of the ACLU, where she served from 1991-2008.
Collins is a fellow author and Harold S. Shefelan distinguished scholar at the University of Washington School of Law.
After the interview, Strossen is set to sign copies of her book. The book will be for sale before and after the event.
Registration is required. To sign up, call the library at 302-645-2733 or stop by the circulation desk.