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Thursday, July 9 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
PANEL "How Comedy Can Save Us from Outrage Culture and Censorship” with sneak peak of upcoming film, Can We Take a Joke? Ted Balaker, dir. Panelists: Courtney Balaker, Ted Balaker, Greg Lukianoff, Zach Weissmueller
Panel: 'How Comedy Can Save Us from Outrage Culture and Censorship” with sneak peak of upcoming film, Can We Take a Joke? Ted Balaker, dir. Panelists: Courtney Balaker, Ted Balaker, Greg Lukianoff, Zach Weissmueller

Speakers
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Courtney Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Courtney Balaker is a filmmaker and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. She has produced for the likes of Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures, and PBS. She is the director of LITTLE PINK HOUSE, a feature narrative about Susette Kelo’s historic fight against eminent domain abuse, and the producer of CAN WE TAKE A JOKE?, a feature documentary... Read More →
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Ted Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker is a filmmaker, journalist, and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. He has produced for the likes of John Stossel, Drew Carey and Reason TV. His written work has appeared in many outlets including Investors Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA TODAY, and The Washington Post. He is the producer of LITTLE PINK HOUSE, a feature narrative... Read More →
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Greg Lukianoff

President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Greg Lukianoff is a First Amendment attorney and president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) a national nonprofit that fights for free speech on college campuses. He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and Freedom from Speech. He has written articles for many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He is featured in... Read More →
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Zach Weissmueller

Writer, Video Producer, Reason TV
Zach Weissmueller is a video producer and writer who works for Reason TV. He is a co-producer on the Korchula Productions project CAN WE TAKE A JOKE?, a feature documentary (currently in post production) about comedians, outrage culture, and free speech that features Adam Carolla, Penn Jillette, Jim Norton, Lisa Lampanelli, and Gilbert Gottfried. Zach’s work has been featured on Boing Boing, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Washington... Read More →

Exhibitors
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FIRE

The mission of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE’s core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sin City Theater