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PEN America Author’s Evening with Jacob Mchangama

Jacob Mchangama headshot and Free Speech book cover

This is a private event. 

Join us for an intimate evening with Jacob Mchangama discussing Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media.  In Free Speech, Mchangama traces the riveting legal, political, and cultural history of this idea through captivating stories of free speech’s many defenders—from the ancient Athenian orator Demosthenes and the ninth-century freethinker al-Rāzī, to the anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and modern-day digital activists. This evening is hosted by Daniel Shuchman and Lori Lesser.

To RSVP, please email Christy Wensley at cwensley@pen.org. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the address for the dinner.

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation for this evening, you may do so below. 


If you have any questions, please contact Christy Wensley at cwensley@pen.org.

About pEN America Authors’ Evenings

The PEN America Authors’ Evenings are nights of literary dinners in private homes and intimate settings. Please visit the Authors’ Evenings webpage for our full calendar of dinners.

Proceeds from the PEN America Authors’ Evenings support PEN America’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world, to defend freedom of expression, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange.