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Jewish Voices from the LGBTQ+ community: Why we value the free expression of ideas

 

Numerous LGBTQ+ Jews have been at the frontlines of the battle for free speech.

What about their experience reinforces the importance of open discourse? 

What can the free speech movement learn from the gay rights movement? 

Dr. Pamela Paresky

Dr. Pamela Paresky

Moderator

Dr. Pamela Paresky, in addition to being a psychologist, consultant, and writer, she is the Chair of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values.  As Visiting Senior Research Associate at the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge (SIFK) at the University of Chicago, she focuses on experiential education, including “Habits of a Free Mind” courses and workshops. As Senior Scholar at the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) she researches online antisemitism and other forms of disinformation and extremism. 

Meet Our Panelists

Jonathan Rauch

Jonathan Rauch

Journalist and Author

A Senior Fellow in Brookings Governance Studies program and author of seven books, including the forthcoming “The Constitution of Knowledge.  His articles on public policy, culture, and government are widely read. Rauch is a contributing editor at  The Atlantic and was a recipient of the National Magazine Award in 2005.

 

Jessica Emami, PhD

Jessica Emami, PhD

Professor and Author

An LGBTQ+ Iranian American thought leader, sociologist, and oral historian with expertise in the studies of  technology, gender and antisemitism. She is the author of the forthcoming  book: “Cybercrime and Punishment: How Social Media Cancel, Fire and Kill People.”

James Kirchick
James Kirchick

Fellow and Author

A visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution on the United States and Europe and Project on International Order and Strategy. Kirchick is broadly published journalist, he is the author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age”, a columnist for Tablet Magazine. A leading voice on American gay politics and international gay rights, he is a recipient of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Journalist of the Year Award

Blake Flayton

Blake Flayton

Activist and Columnist

A senior at George Washington University and the co-founder of New Zionist Congress. He’s contributed pieces to the New York Times, Tablet Magazine and Ha’aretz.

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