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Leadership Conference Calls for Balance in Civil Rights, Free Speech Protections

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

Leadership Conference urges college administrations to protect student protesters’ First Amendment rights, reject hate and bigotry, and balance civil rights laws with free speech. CEO Maya Wiley reports hate incidents against Arab American, Jewish, and Muslim communities. She calls for good faith negotiations, de-escalation strategies, and increased resources for diversity and inclusion programs. Wiley emphasizes the need to protect democracy, free expression, and safety from hate and violence on campuses.

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