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UA to host ‘Campus Conversations’ free speech forum

TUCSON – In response to recent events regarding free speech on the University of Arizona campus, President Robert Robbins announced a new dialogue forum called “Campus Conversations.”

In a letter, Robbins discussed the importance of discussion and free speech. The first forum will be held Tuesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Robbins stated the first session focus of the Campus Conversations will be on listening.

This opening session of the Campus Conversation series will focus on listening—particularly listening to concerns of students, faculty and staff around these issues. I encourage you to bring your thoughts about timely and relevant topics and raise questions and concerns that you would like to see addressed by the university and to be discussed in future campus conversations. Longtime southern Arizona journalist Nancy Montoya has graciously agreed to moderate our conversation.

I encourage faculty with courses during the time of the event to allow students to attend if possible. For those who are unable to attend in person, the event will be livestreamed, and a recording will be made available online.


Denice Pelster

Denice Pelster

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