On Monday, April 26, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Youth for Western Civilization will welcome former Congressman Tom Tancredo to speak on the topic of “Is Western Civilization Worth Saving?” in the Student Union Auditorium at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public, with a speech followed by a question and answer session.

Tancredo was invited by YWC last year to speak on illegal immigration, but that event was disrupted by protestors who prevented Tancredo from speaking. This speech marks the first time since that event that Tancredo has returned to campus in an attempt to have his voice heard.

“YWC looks forward to Tancredo’s return and anticipates greater respect for free speech on the part of his opponents,” said Daryl Ann Dunigan, YWC’s president. and the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty will cosponsor the event.

For security purposes, no bags are allowed. Tickets must be picked up in advance at the box office, with tickets available starting April 19 for students and starting April 22 for the general public.

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If you are coming from off-campus and need tickets, please contact the Student Box office. When you call, you may reserve only two tickets, so if you are bringing a large group with you, please have more than one person from your group call so you have enough tickets when you arrive. You must pick up your tickets by 6:30 the night of the event. The box office is in the same building that the lecture is being held and opens at 6, so you may want to get there early.

The number for the box office is:
919.962.1449 Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM