Mary Beth Tinker, free speech advocate
Monday, March 19, 2012
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium
“It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” – Justice Abe Fortas, Tinker v. Des Moines
The Tully Center presents a conversation with Mary Beth Tinker, petitioner from the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines. Ms. Tinker and Tully Center Director Roy Gutterman will take a look back at the case and discuss the changing landscape for speech in schools including the impact of the web and mobile technology.