‘Engage the issue’: UC Berkeley marks 53rd anniversary of Free Speech Movement in all-day event

October 5, 2017

Campus administrators, staff and students joined together Thursday to reevaluate the role of free speech online and on campus, marking 53 years since UC Berkeley’s 1964 Free Speech Movement took place.

At the “Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media” event in Sutardja Dai Hall, the main topic was the intersection of media and speech and how social media platforms have transformed free speech, particularly at UC Berkeley. Speakers, including Chancellor Carol Christ and UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy professor Robert Reich, offered their critiques of social media’s role in free speech as well as possible solutions.

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