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Student free speech rights and the importance of youth advocacy

Mary Beth Tinker speaks with her original detention slip
May 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Online via Zoom

Join us for our a Human Rights Fireside Chat with Mary Beth Tinker this Friday! Tinker will discuss student free speech rights and the importance of youth advocacy. When Tinker was in eighth grade, she and a group of students in Des Moines, Iowa were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to mourn the Vietnam war dead and to support a Christmas truce. A court challenge by the ACLU led to a landmark 1969 Supreme Court ruling in Tinker v. Des Moines that neither teachers nor students "shed their constitutional the schoolhouse gate."

Join us for a lively Zoom discussion (password: 4444) with Tinker and other members of the Stanford community.


Photo: Amalex5, Wikimedia Commons

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