Irish Women’s Lobby Presents

Speak Up For Free Speech

Speak Up for Free Speech is a webinar we held in April of 2021! Tune in to our amazing speakers and hear them discuss cancel culture, hate speech laws and the importance of free speech.
The Panel

Hosted by Dr. Christine Gaffney – Social science researcher, specialist in gender equality, sexuality, and inclusion

Lisa Mackenzie is an independent policy analyst and a member of policy analysis collective MurrayBlackburnMackenzie. She is a former civil servant in the UK Government where she worked as a communications specialist in a number of Whitehall departments, including the Department for Social Security and Home Office, as well as the Commission for Racial Equality. More recently, she has worked on policy for a penal reform campaign group and a trade union.

Iseult White is an author, computer scientist and psychotherapist.  A recent letter signed by Amnesty International – the organisation founded by her grandfather Sean MacBride – to remove the right to “legitimate representation” to people of conscience in Ireland led to her becoming an accidental activist against the Chilling Effect on freedom of expression.

Meghan Murphy is a Canadian writer and host of The Same Drugs. She is founder and editor of Feminist Current, Canada’s leading feminist website.