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Freedom of speech for whom?

Freedom of speech for whom?

Special Address for PEN Sydney by Dr Mehreen Faruqi, NSW Senator.

headshot of Dr Mehreen Faruqi
9 December 2021 6pm to 7pm


General Admission (plus booking fee): $20.00
Concession Admission (plus booking fee): $10.00


Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground floor
Macquarie Building
Sydney NSW 2000


Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until 2022. Please keep an eye on our website for new details of this event as they are confirmed.

In her lecture, Senator Faruqi will reflect on the hypocrisies and double-standards of freedom of speech in Australia. Toxic forces of racism, xenophobia and anti-migrant hostilities, which were heightened during the pandemic, dictate who can and can’t freely express themselves in our country. These forces shape public debate, exclude marginalised voices, and consolidate the power of the already powerful. Challenging them is essential. Senator Faruqi will also reflect on global challenges to free speech and the fight for writers and communicators world over.

Please see the Special Conditions of Entry to join us onsite for this event.

This event is part of PEN Sydney's marking of the 2021 PEN International Day of the Imprisoned Writer.

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