"Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech," Victoria Saker Woeste, author and research professor, American Bar Foundation, with commentary by Professor and Dean Emeritus Paul Bender, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and Rabbi Barton Lee of ASU Hillel.
What is the relationship between the right to free speech and self-expression under the First Amendment and the government's authority to limit speech it deems "hateful"? What is the relationship between hate speech that is directed at an individual and speech that targets the group to which that individual belongs, and how have those relationships evolved during the past century? In these presentations about her book, Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech, Victoria Saker Woeste examines these and other questions in the context of a lawsuit that made national headlines in 1927.
Professor Woeste will do a second event later in the day, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Cronkite Center, Room 202, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix. Providing commentary will be Professor James Weinstein of the College of Law and Rabbi Barton Lee of ASU Hillel.
For more information, directions and to register for either event, visit woestebooktalk.eventbrite.com.
Both events are free and open to the public, and there will be a book signing with the author following each talk.
Co-hosted by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the Jewish Law Students Association and ASU Hillel.