2/27/2018 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

MEDIA RELEASE 02272018-1
Subject :

March 7 Civility Roundtable Tackles Free Speech
Contact : Christina Gilmore
Assistant to the City Manager

(Mountain View, Calif.)—The City of Mountain View Human Relations Commission (HRC) will host the Civility Roundtable discussion “Free Speech: How far is too far?” on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30—9:00 p.m., at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (500 Castro St.). A free, public event that is open to anyone who lives or works in Mountain View, the Roundtable will tackle the idea of freedom of speech in our modern-day culture.

The Roundtable will be moderated by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President, Joe Simitian, and will feature panelists from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Mountain View Voice, and a campus free-speech advocate.

Like past Civility Roundtable’s, this event aims to start a civil dialogue. In particular, it will engage participants about how societal norms of free speech and civil discourse may change in different forms and arenas from print, broadcast and social media to use in politics, public forums and academic institutions. Audience members will be asked to join in the conversation through real-time opinion polling and have an opportunity to participate in a questions-and answers session with the panelists. Light refreshments will also be served.

For more information about this event, Civility Roundtables or the Human Relations Commission, visit www.MountainView.gov/HRC or email hrc@mountainview.gov


About the Civility Roundtable: The Civility Roundtable is an HRC signature event started in 2012 with a focus on engaging in and facilitating civil discourse between residents. Past CRT’s have explored the topics of corporate responsibility, affordable housing, traffic and parking, and police relations.

About the Human Relations Commission: The City of Mountain View Human Relations Commission was established in 1994 as an advisory body to the City Council. The Mountain View Human Relations Commission is chartered with helping the City and its residents address various economic, political, educational and social issues.


Alternate Contact(s):
Shonda Ranson, Communications Coordinator
(650) 903-6302, SRanson@mountainview.gov