We are kicking off 2023 with a new series of Regional Speakeasies around the UK. Each event will be addressed by a senior member of Free Speech Union staff to discuss Why Free Speech is Worth Fighting For. It’s your chance to find out why the individuals involved in FSU are so passionate about defending free speech and how our work is developing across many different fronts, from case work to campaigns, legislation to original research. It is also an opportunity for us to thank members in person for their continued support, to meet new members, introduce others to the work that we do and encourage them to join us.
Speaker – Karolien Celie, FSU Legal Officer
Karolien Celie is the FSU’s Legal Officer. She holds a first-class law degree from the University of Cambridge and also has a background in politics and the social sciences. Karolien grew up across countries and cultures, an experience which embedded within her a deep appreciation for liberal democratic values. She has always been passionate about human rights and has worked in several rights organisations prior to joining the FSU.
Karolien will be interviewed by Jane Robins
Jane Robins began her career as a foreign correspondent for The Economist in Asia and was subsequently in the Editorial Policy Unit at the BBC and Editor of The Week in Westminster. More recently, she has written historical books and contemporary novels. She teaches crime writing at Cambridge University.
There will, of course, be plenty of time for discussion, as well as socialising with fellow free speech supporters.
Doors open 7pm, speaker and discussion starts at 7.30pm.
Speakeasies are free for FSU members. We ask non-members to pay £2.00. Please book your places as soon as possible and do let us know if you need to cancel so that we can release your ticket to somebody else.