Event Details

Provocative Artists and Tough Crowds (POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD)

Comedian Nimesh Patel joins First Amendment Watch and the Bipartisan Policy Center to discuss censorship on college campuses

March 12, 2020


NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square
7th Floor Commons
New York, NY 10003

Nimesh Patel

Art, in all its forms, allows us to reflect on the essential yet difficult questions that confront our society. Artists, whether they are stand-up comedians, playwrights, or illustrators, will push boundaries, raise taboo topics, and shock sensibilities. It’s up to colleges and universities to prepare students to engage constructively with controversial artistic expression, learning to appreciate art as civic discourse.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and First Amendment Watch on Thursday, March 12 for a conversation with artists and writers whose work has been criticized, protested, and banned on campus: Nimesh Patel, who was removed from the stage of Columbia University during a stand-up act; Wendy MacLeod, who pulled her play after controversy at Kenyon College; and Ludovicus Krabbendam, who was censored at Biola University for his art installation.

We will also hear from playwright Leila Buck, whose work explores having meaningful conversations across differences. Refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: toughcrowds.eventbrite.com

[Image: Columbia Daily Spectator]