FSC's Diane Duke to Debate at UNC Symposium

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Free Speech Coalition executive director Diane Duke will take part in a debate on censorship and First Amendment issues at the University of North Carolina’s 2010 Symposium.

The debate will be held at UNC’s Law School on the Chapel Hill campus on Feb. 19.

Featured as a debater on the Censorship V. The First Amendment panel, Duke will represent a pro-sexually explicit speech viewpoint.

She will debate University Law School professor and anti-adult entertainment advocate Katharine Bartlett and Parents’ Television Council President Tim Winter.

“While considered controversial, sexually explicit speech is a protected form of speech and contributes to establishing freedoms for other forms of expression,” Duke said. “Censorship is a slippery slope if you begin taking away an individual’s right to freedom of expression. Those rights should not be infringed upon by any group’s agenda, over the rights of the individual.”

Hustler founder and free speech advocate Larry Flynt will appear as the Symposium’s keynote speaker on Thursday.