Is free speech is threatened on campus? We premiere mini-documentary Silence U Part 2: What Has Yale Become? and discuss it with filmmaker Rob Montz, comedian Jenny Yang of MTV’s #BeyondTheWall, and UCLA undergrad comedian Nathan Mosher.
00:00 Episode Intro
01:00 Stage Intro
02:45 Toby Muresianu Standup
07:48 Jenny Yang Standup
14:25 Nathan Mosher Standup
20:54 Panel Discussion
21:54 Is free speech threatened at colleges?
23:55 Role of class in protests
40:00 Why is free speech an important issue even if campus blowups are relatively rare?
42:00 Speakers getting shouted down costs universities money
45:10 Right-wing students also in echo chambers?
46:45 Audience member: Class isn’t the complete explanation for feeling alienated
52:42 Are safe spaces necessary?
54:44 Was it unreasonable to expect discourse in the Silliman courtyard?
56:10 Is Yale’s notion of “home” actually an old concept?
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We’re back with a special event – a show which combines a topic we’ve long wanted to tackle with a debut of a documentary on it! We’re also heading to the legendary Hollywood Improv Comedy Club’s Lab stage to do it.
The issue of free speech on college campuses has been thrust into the spotlight over and over again, with recent violent clashes over a speaker at Middlebury College following, well, recent violent clashes over a speaker at UC Berkeley and more.
Are students censoring free speech and limiting ideas? Or are these speakers promoting dangerous, hateful ideologies that deserve to be shut down? Where is the line?
Unsafe Space, the show where comedians do standup on controversial topics followed by a discussion with experts and the audience, returns to take these issues head-on in its first show at the legendary Hollywood Improv.
The event will also feature the debut of Silence U Part 2, the sequel to last year’s mini-documentary “Silence U: Is the University Killing Free Speech and Open Debate?” from We the Internet TV, which was featured in USA Today and watched over 400,000 times.
Unsafe Space hosts Lou Perez and Toby Muresianu will join filmmaker Rob Montz, USC law professor Jody Armour and Jenny Yang of MTV’s Beyond the Wall, Nathan Mosher of UCLA’s Roadkill Comedy Show.
It’ll be a can’t miss show and we hope to see you all there! Plus, it’s only $5 – so get your tickets now!