You Can’t Say That… Oh Wait, Maybe You Can

The Laws of Censorship In and Out of the Classroom
by Barry Lynn

July 27th  4-6pm EST

Workshop Synopsis

Drawing from his experience as a lawyer and ordained minister, his work with the ACLU and as a TV personality, Barry Lynn will lead workshop attendees through a series of thought experiments and stories, asking: What happens when you’re confronted by someone who says “you can’t say that” or “you can’t teach that”? 

Never shying away from the challenging conversations, Barry’s workshop will help attendees navigate free speech, censorship and our cancel culture while discussing some of the most pressing issues facing our society today. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own thoughts and questions in an honest and respectful discussion of politics, religious freedom, rights equality, education and climate change.

Barry Lynn
– TV Personality and Cultural Critic
– Former Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
–  Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center
–  B.A. from Dickinson College & Theology Degree from Boston University

Barry Lynn is a renowned cultural critic, lawyer, ordained minister, and the former Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Through decades of work with the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United For Separation of Church and State, Lynn has continually focussed attention on First Amendment rights and the most marginalized Americans. Lynn has appeared frequently on television to debate First Amendment issues, including on NBC‘s Today Show, Fox Morning News, Anderson Cooper 360°, Meet the Press, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News Tonight. Lynn is also the author of Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom and God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom Of Conscience. He is currently working on a new book: Paid To Piss People Off, which discusses how a few unexpected encounters have changed his life, from a carnival sideshow to an interaction with the Attorney General of the United States. /