Today, a number of prominent free speech groups are expressing concern over student reaction on several campuses to a controversial ad that recently ran in college newspapers across the country.
Archives for March 2001
Santa Fe Community College Gainesville, FL March 21, 2001 Under pressure from the Catholic League and the local community, four works in the exhibition “Pat Payne: A look at Violence in Religious and Sexual Imagery” (February 8 – March 29, 2002) at the Santa Fe Community College Gallery were moved to a professor’s office. Pat […]
The Benham Gallery Seattle, WA March 21, 2001 This February, exhibiting photographer Patricia Ridenour took her photographs down from the walls of the Benham Gallery when, at the opening, she found her work removed from the front gallery to the back room. The work in question (Ridenour’s sixth show in 12 years at Benham, and […]
Rudy Giuliani may not be the nation’s most visible opponent of First Amendment rights, but not for want of trying. Fresh from losing a bout with the Brooklyn Museum of Art over Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary in the Sensation exhibit, he’s now proposing a "decency" commission in response to another image he considers "anti-Catholic" in a show of work by black photographers at the same museum.
Today, numerous organizations concerned with free speech and academic freedom are urging lawmakers and the Penn State University Administration to respect students’ rights in response to a student event—"Sex Faire"—that was held in early February on the campus of Penn State. The event, funded by Womyn’s Concerns, an organization of students at PSU, was […]