Furse will speak on issues related to the First Amendment rights vs. hate speech, civil and human rights, and prejudice and discrimination.
Furse served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-99. Since then she has served as the director of the Institute for Tribal Government at the Hatfield School of Government and director of Columbia River Conversations at the School of Liberal Arts and Science, both at Portland State University. She was the founder and director of the Oregon Peace Institute from 1986 to 1991 and was director of the Restoration Program and the Native American Program for Oregon Legal Services.
She is currently a member of the boards of Oregon Health and Science University, One Economy, the Enterprise Foundation, Earth Justice and Discovery Channel Foundation.
The program is free, open to the public, and sponsored by Project S.P.E.A.K, formerly the Anti-Hate Speech Committee, the Dean's Office, Fusion, the Chaplain's Office, Multicultural Programs, Counseling Center, Isis, Progressive Student Union, Theta Chi, Academic Advising, Office of College Activities and Linfield Democrats.
For more information, call 503-883-2435.