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[VIRTUAL] Delta Phi Epsilon Presents Dare to Speak with Suzanne Nossel

Suzanne Nossel headshot on right; on left: “A Conversation with Suzanne Nossel and Jessi Sheridan” in text, Dare to Speak book cover, event details (Tuesday, September 29 7:30pm | via Zoom), and Delta Phi Epsilon and PEN America logos

Human rights advocate, former government official, author, and chief executive officer of PEN America Suzanne Nossel will be speaking to the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30pm ET. Nossel, author of Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All, will discuss free speech on college campuses and the harm of “cancel culture” in a one-time Delta Phi Epsilon member session. This event will be moderated by Jessi Sheridan, chief operations officer of Delta Phi Epsilon IHQ. Order Dare to Speak from the PEN America Bookshop today.

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Suzanne Nossel headshotSuzanne Nossel is the CEO of PEN America, the foremost organization working to protect and advance human rights, free expression, and literature. As CEO, Nossel has led campaigns for free expression in Hong Kong and China, Myanmar, Russia, Eurasia, and the United States. Her career has spanned government service and leadership roles in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Nossel has also served as the chief operating officer of Human Rights Watch and as executive director of Amnesty International USA. She also held senior State Department positions in the Clinton and Obama administrations. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Nossel frequently writes op-eds for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications, as well as a regular column for Foreign Policy.

Jessi Sheridan headshotJessi Sheridan serves as the chief operating officer at Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE) International Sorority. In her professional role, Sheridan oversees the sorority’s collegiate experience and housing departments. Outside of DPhiE, Sheridan is an active Philadelphia community member, serving as the vice-chair for the Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Council, where she actively advocates for growth and development for small and mid-sized businesses within the region. Sheridan believes in the power of collaboration and coming together to create a just and fair experience for all.