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Kennesaw State University to Host Ben Shapiro

Conservative political commentator, Ben Shapiro, will be speaking at Kennesaw State University next month to speak his mind on certain political topics.

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) will be hosting the event on March 24th at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Tickets are free and will be required for entry, but they have not been released yet.

Shapiro often goes to different college campuses around the country in order to offer his perspective on controversial political topics such as abortion, universal healthcare, and transgenderism.

Conservative speakers have not been welcomed with open arms at KSU in the past as evidenced by Professor Jalessah Jackson replacing a class lecture last fall with a protest of Shapiro’s coworker, Michael Knowles, who was coming to speak at the university.

YAF is excited to bring Shapiro to KSU as it brings ideas more aligned with their own to a campus filled with students and faculty having views contradicting theirs.

“Being a conservative at Kennesaw State University hasn’t always been easy due to faculty opposition and administrative attempts to limit the status and abilities of KSU’s YAF chapter,” said Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Spencer Brown. “Thanks to the courageous actions of YAF activists at KSU, conservatives now have equal standing as members of their campus community. By hosting the most-requested campus speaker in the country—after organizing several other successful campus lectures by leading conservatives—KSU YAF are doing the important work of bringing diverse ideas to their peers and creating an opportunity for the free and open exchange of ideas to flourish.”

While most faculty and students at the university are not in favor of Shapiro’s views, the Convocation Center at KSU will still likely bring in a great crowd as the event is open to the public and he is visiting a state that believes in more traditional conservative values.


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