Trigger Warnings!

Trigger Warnings! A University Forum

"Trigger warnings" have become a focal point for discussions of speech, respect, diversity and inclusion on university campuses and in the wider public. This panel will address the usefulness and limitations of trigger warnings especially in teaching environments, and how they have become a flashpoint at this moment in our culture.

This is a Tisch-sponsored, university-wide forum to discuss what constitutes “safe spaces” for education. Allyson Green, Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts, will moderate. Speakers who will begin the discussion:

Linda Williams, Visiting Professor and Scholar in Residence at Tisch; Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Film and Media, and of Rhetoric at U.C. Berkeley

Ulrich Baer, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Part-time Faculty, Department of Photography and Imagining, Affiliated Faculty, Department of English and Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity at NYU

Ke Wu, JD Candidate & Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar, NYU School of Law and Student Participant, NYU Chief Diversity Officer Search Committee

Michael Sean Funk, Clinical Assistant Professor for Higher Education Administration, Leadership, and Technology at Steinhardt

Teachers and students are invited to share practices, experiences.

Sponsored by the Department of Cinema Studies and the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research.