Reframing the debates about trigger warnings

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Trigger warnings are designed to prevent unprepared encounters with certain materials or subjects for the benefit of people who have a strong and damaging emotional response (for example, post-traumatic flashbacks or urges to harm themselves) to such topics. Having these responses is known as “being triggered.” At this event, we will move away from the hard line, black and white legalities of first Amendment speech to ask how we understand experiences of trauma. How do we create a community in which all our members feel secure and respected, in which we can still examine difficult and controversial issues? Thursday, October 29, 4:00 pm, Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop. Free and open to the public. More information can be found hereSponsored by the Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality (RIGS) Initiative and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.


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