Freedom of (and from) Religion – SATURDAY EVENTS

May 2, 2015 – May 3, 2015 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone
UCEN Flying A Conference Room
University Center
University of California, Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, CA 93117
Free! Open to attend.
Kathleen Moore

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9:15 – 10:30  Panel: Religious Minorities and Freedom of Expression
“Religious Markers on Military Headstones: Exploring the Relation between a ‘Secular’ State and a ‘Religious’ Nation”
Richard Amesbury, Professor of Ethics, University of Zurich

“A Klansman and a Niqabi Walk into a Bar: Anti-Mask Legislation and the Politics of Expression”
Shyam Sriram, Political Science Department, UCSB

“Free to Be Like Me: Constructing Freedom in the Public Sphere”
Andie Alexander, Religious Studies Department, University of Colorado Boulder

Chair/discussant: David Walker, Religious Studies Department, UCSB

10:45 – 12:00  Panel: Same-Sex Marriage and Privacy
“Religious Liberty, Civil Rights and the Controversy over Same-Sex Marriage”
Steven J. Heyman, Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law,
Illinois Institute of Technology

“Faith-Based Rights of Private Businesses or Illegal Discrimination in Public Accommodations: An Examination of Recent Cases Against Private Businesses that Exclude LGBT Customers”
Margaret M. Russell, Santa Clara University School of Law

“The Passion of Hak-Shing William Tam: Perry v Schwarzenegger and the Question of
Religious Privacy”
Justin K. H. Tse, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Chair/discussant: Glyn Salton-Cox, English Department, UCSB

12:00 – 1:00  Looking Forward: A Wrap-Up Session
Reflections by Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Ann Taves, and Kathleen Moore, followed by open discussion of next steps