Learning When Not To Shut Up

Learning When Not To Shut Up

Podcast (1:30:57)

Wednesday April 17, 2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 103, Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

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What does freedom of expression look like for Canadian kids? Disturbingly, it’s not very clear.  Although our schools are supposed to be centres for learning critical thinking and citizenship, they impose significant restrictions on student expression. Why is there so little willingness in Canada by parents, schools, and courts to stand up for the rights of school-age students, especially free expression? 

Join Danielle S. McLaughlin who will explore this issue in conjunction with the launch of her new kid’s book, Freedom of Expression: Deal with It Before You Are Censored. Following her talk, Danielle will be joined in conversation by Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s Cara Zwibel. 


Speaker: Danielle S. McLaughlin – Director of Education, Emerita, Canadian Civil Liberties Association 

Discussant: Cara Faith Zwibel,  Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program, Canadian Civil Liberties Association


This is a free event and no registration is required.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

Co-sponsored with Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust.