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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 10:30am - 11:40am
After August 12th: Freedom of Speech and Domestic Terror Now Open

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The events leading up to and during the August 12th Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville opened up myriad questions about guns, rights of assembly, and freedom of speech, while raising the spector of a new and horrifying breed of domestic terror. How can we balance Constitutional protections with public safety and core social values?

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Alan Bradstock

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent
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Mary McCord

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Friday April 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am EDT
The Paramount Theater - Balcony Lounge
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