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Strossen, Toobin to Appear in Free Speech Program

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SHERMAN—The Jewish Community Center in Sherman will present its next Sunday Speaker Series program Jan. 7 at 1 p.m.

The topic at the 9 Route 39 South center will be “Free Speech and its Limits: Should it Protect Even Antisemitic Hate Speech, Advocacy of Terrorism and Social Medica Disinformation?”

Former ACLU president and First Amendment expert Nadine Strossen will discuss her new book, “Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know,” with best-selling author and TV legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

Copies of the book will be available at the discount price of $10 (correct change appreciated).

Those attending are invited to come prepared with questions and arguments about free speech issues.

All are invited to enjoy dessert, coffee and conversation about the local and national work of the ACLU at a short reception after the program.

The reception will be hosted by Beth and Chuck Lesnick, ACLU representatives, who will be on hand to answer questions and share information. 

Please RSVP to avlangas@acluct.org if planning to attend the reception.

Strossen, a New York Law School professor emerita and senior fellow at FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression), was national president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991 to 2008.

An internationally acclaimed free speech scholar and advocate, Strossen’s most recent books about free speech are “Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know” (2023); and “HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship” (2018), both published by Oxford University Press.

Toobin, a longtime legal analyst for CNN and previously for ABC News, has been a leading figure in coverage of the Supreme Court and has covered all of the most dramatic legal controversies of the past three decades.

His ninth book, “Homegrown: Timothy McVeigh and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism,” was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2023. 

Admission to the program is $5. For tickets, click here.

The JCC in Sherman, a non-profit organization, has been a gathering and performance center for the local communities since 1994. It serves the entire community irrespective of age, race, or religion. 

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