The University of St. Thomas

College of Arts & Sciences

Past Events

"Freed Speech: Dialogues on Civil Discourse"

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, Target and Studio/E.



April 17, 2013: 7:00 p.m.


University of St. Thomas
Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Alumni Hall
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105


Free, however registration is required.

Register here

"Freed Speech: Dialogues on Civil Discourse" is a special event presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, Target and Studio/E.   An extension of our annual civil discourse lectures, "Freed Speech" seeks to change the substance of today's conversations so we can share important thinking through constructive discourse, rather than the shrill and divisive banter that seems to share our national dialogue. This interactive evening will explore how we can improve our discourse and how we can practice civility in all facets of our lives. Studio/E's founder Nate Garvis, author of Naked Civics, will moderate an interactive examination of listening with civility that will include a neuroscientist, a musician and a strategic communicator - plus a little magic.   "Freed Speech" is a free event that begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Woulfe Alumni Hall of the University of St. Thomas Anderson Student Center located at 2115 Summit Avenue in St. Paul. Tickets for "Freed Speech" are free, but space is limited, so guests must register to secure a seat and gain entrance to the event. Seating in the Woulfe Alumni Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors will open at 6 p.m. Please register for the event by visiting


We look forward to an engaging evening of open discussion and respectful dialogue.   We invite guests attending this event to park in the Anderson Parking Facility, where parking will be free from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Anderson Parking Facility is a one-block walk to the Anderson Student Center. Please enter the Anderson Parking Facility at the southwest corner of Cretin and Grand avenues. For specific driving and parking directions to campus, please click here.