Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

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Date: Thursday Apr-04, 2013    (Full Schedule)
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Contact Info: Sonja Quinones (Ph: 480/965-6606)

Complete Description:
"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 James Weinstein, 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 this presentation 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.

The event is free and open to the public. Please register at http://woestebooktalk.eventbrite.com. There will a book signing following the event, and books will be available for purchase.

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.


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