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Free Expression Summit

March 16, 2023
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
LITE Center
537 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506


Microphones will be available for audience members to interact with panelists for an open conversation.

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Panel: State of Free Expression at Louisiana Universities

1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Coffee break

2:05 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Panel: Preserving Free Expression on College Campuses

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Free Expression Summit Panel 1

State of Free Expression at Louisiana Universities

Melinda Deslatte

Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana Research director (Moderator)

Ethan Estis

ULM SGA President/UL System Student Board Member

Destiny Broussard

UL Lafayette SGA President

Dr. Albert Samuels

Southern University Associate Professor

Dr. Bill Davie

UL Lafayette Professor

Free Expression Summit Panel 2

Preserving Free Expression on College Campuses

Dr. Jim Henderson

UL System President & CEO (MC & Moderator)

Chuck Owen

Louisiana State Representative

Dr. John Sutherlin

ULM Chief Innovation and Research Officer

Katie Schwartzmann

Professor of the Practice and Director of Tulane First Amendment Law Clinic

Sam Hanna Jr

Owner/President at Hanna Media Inc.

Kiwana McClung

UL Lafayette Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Professor, Office of Campus Diversity, School of Architecture and Design

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