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Anti-Defamation League Representative to discuss hate speech on college campuses Feb. 10 at Dartmouth

Posted 02/05/02

Dr. Jeffrey Ross, Director of the Department of Campus/Higher Education Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League, will give a public presentation on "Hate Speech vs. Free Speech" at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, in Rockefeller Room 1 at Dartmouth College. Sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, the event is free and open to the public.

Ross' speech will be the first in the new Social Justice Lectureship series sponsored by the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth. The series brings to campus nationally prominent figures who champion social justice causes and provides a public forum for dialogue on contemporary social issues, including human rights, poverty, racism, sexism, violence, war and peace, environmental sustainability, and the economy.

Ross joined the Anti-Defamation League in 1984 after serving on the faculties of Hamilton College, Syracuse University and Queens College (CUNY). He has worked with individual campuses in preparing institutional evaluations and in developing programming to overcome inter-group tension and conflict. He also has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and his testimony was published in a report released by the Commission in 1990.

Founded in 1951 in honor of William Jewett Tucker, the ninth president of Dartmouth, the Tucker Foundation is charged with furthering "the moral and spiritual life of the College" by providing religious life programs and counseling, local, national and worldwide voluntary services and workshops, among other student opportunities. The Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary this spring.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is an organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry, and promoting respect among diverse groups in America and the world.

More information about Dr. Ross' visit is available by calling (603) 646-3780.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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