Episode 108: Solutions to the campus free speech woes: An interview with ALL IN Democracy Challenge’s Stephanie King and JMU Debate.

Civic Engagement

by Leia Surovell


SUMMARY: It feels like free speech has become the number one issue confronting higher education today. Campuses are now hotbeds of discontent. Students are sitting in, protesting questionable speakers on campus. State elected officials are dismantling diversity, equity and inclusion programming. So what is being done to address the campus free speech woes? Stephanie King, senior director of strategic initiatives for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, and Dannise Brown and Adonis Ortiz, members of the Madison Debate Society at James Madison University provide us with some answers to campus free speech issues.

Show Links:

ALL IN Democracy Challenge: https://allinchallenge.org/

National Issues Forums Institute: http://nifi.org 

Madison Debate Society: https://www.jmu.edu/debate/madison-debate-society/index.shtml

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Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, June 1, 2023

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