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Mtn. View tackles issue of free speech

The city of Mountain View Human Relations Commission is scheduled to host the Civility Roundtable discussion “Free Speech: How Far Is Too Far?” 6:30 –9:30 p.m. today at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The roundtable will tackle the concept of freedom of speech in modern-day culture.

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Joe Simitian will moderate the discussion, which will feature panelists from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the Mountain View Voice as well as a campus free-speech advocate.

Organizers said the event aims to spark a dialogue and engage participants in a discussion of how societal norms of free speech and civil discourse may change in different forms and arenas. Attendees will be asked to join in the conversation through real-time opinion polling and can participate in a questionm and answer session with panelists.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit mountainview.gov/hrc.

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