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past events

September 11, 2021 Conference 
co-sponsored with heterodox academy
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ELA-moderated panel from September 11, 2021 event addressing whether teachers should advocate for social justice causes in the classroom (45 mins.)

Highlights of entire September 11, 2021 conference co-sponsored with Heterodox Academy (47 mins.) 

June 2, 2021 Kickoff Event
The Impact of "Safe Speech" Codes
in K-12 Schools

Introduction to the Educational Liberty Alliance and its mission by Graham Gerst, ELA's founder, at our inaugural panel on June 2, 2021 (9 mins.) 

Excerpts from a moderated discussion on the impact of "Safe Speech" codes in K-12 Schools. Panelists were high-school teachers J.D. Uebler and William Reusch; the moderator was Professor Ilana Redstone. The discussion explores the protective instinct behind the various speech codes and the impact on students of shielding them from robust conversations on controversial topics. (12 mins.) 

“If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.”

-Justice Robert H. Jackson