You’re Invited: Freed Speech

As we work toward becoming “more than a collection of red states and blue states” and being the United States of America, “Freed Speech: Dialogues on Civil Discourse” promises an evening of lively civility. Featuring CNN’s Soledad O’Brien alongside local political and cultural leaders, the event aims to change the tenor and tone of current discourse and broaden critical thinking around a number of topics. While the event is free and open to the public, registration is required.

Soledad O’Brien

Freed Speech: Dialogues on Civil Discourse

Presented by Target and the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences
Date/Time
November 15, 2012; 7:00 p.m.
Location 
Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Reception to follow at: Seven Sushi Ultralounge, 700 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Cost
Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Register here

Please join Target and the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences for an evening of lively civility.
Keynote address and panel moderator: Soledad O’Brien – CNN News Anchor.
Panelists include:
  • Laura Brod, President and CEO of Main Street Strategic
  • Dessa, Rapper, Essayist, Speaker
  • Sean Kershaw, Executive Director of the Citizens League
  • Wendy Wyatt, St. Thomas Communication & Journalism Professor
Freed Speech aims to be a platform where we can change the tenor, tone and substance of our conversations so we can share important thinking rather than entrenched positions. Check your anger at the door. Everyone is welcome.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Guests must register to secure a seat and gain entrance to the event. Space is limited.
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