UC Berkeley is bracing for yet another showdown over a conservative speaker scheduled to visit the famously liberal university this week, marking the first big test for new Chancellor Carol Christ's approach to handling the thorny issue of free speech on campus. With conservative commentator Ben Shapiro slated to speak Thursday, September 14th at 7 p.m. to a sold-out crowd at Zellerbach Hall, at least one group, Refuse Fascism, is planning to protest his appearance, calling for a rally in Lower Sproul Plaza beginning at 6 p.m. Ben Shapiro, Editor In Charge of The Daily Wire, joined the Todd Starnes Show today to discuss the liberal university's response to his scheduled speech, as a memo posted to the university's website by Provost Paul Alivisatos read:
"We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals' sense of safety and belonging. No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe. For that reason, the following support services are being offered and encouraged: Student support services and Employee (faculty and staff) support services"
Listen to the full interview below to find out how Shapiro reacted to the idea that college students may need counseling after hearing him speak: