Public Expression Area

A Public Expression Area has been designated to promote the opportunity for the campus community and others to exercise freedom of speech while maintaining safety.

Reservations were taken so groups and individuals could utilize the stage in the Public Expression Area. The deadline to reserve a spot was 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on Monday, October 17, 2016.

If speaking times are still available, individuals/organizations may apply for a time on Oct. 19, 2016 in the Public Expression Area.

Making Public Statements

A sound system and stage will be available for those who wish to make public statements. To ensure that as many as possible have the opportunity to speak, individuals and/or organizations must reserve a speaking time in advance and must adhere to a time-limited schedule.

The Public Expression Area will be reserved for public speaking, debate, protest, and discussion on the day of the debate, October 19, 2016. Activists, protestors, concerned citizens, and/or students are invited to address topics important to them. There will be an allocation of 10 minutes per speaker/organization with a 5-minute break between each session. Individuals/organizations were able select their preferred speaking times when completing the Reservation Form. However, speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified when assignments have been made. If speaking times are still available on the day of the debate, they will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals/organizations will have to request a time at the check-in table located next to the staging area in the Public Expression Area.


The Public Expression Area is located at 4700 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89169. The site is located between Swenson Street and Paradise Road, not far from the Thomas & Mack Center.

Lighting, portable toilets, and medical services will be available. Las Vegas Metro Police will be providing coverage for the Public Expression Area to ensure compliance with rules. Private security will be positioned at the entrance to inspect bags and packages.

There will not be screens or monitors in the Public Expression Area to view the debate.


The Public Expression Area will be operational from 12 – 8 p.m. on October 19. Speaking times are available from 12:30–7:30 p.m.

Time Speaker(s)
12:30 p.m. Open
12:45 p.m. Group: Teachers for Social Justice Las Vegas, Speaker: Barbara Cornejo
1 p.m. Open
1:15 p.m. Open
1:30 p.m. Open
1:45 p.m. Open
2 p.m. Group: She Wins, We Win, Speaker: Sarah Bradshaw
2:15 p.m. Group: Roger Zundel, Speaker: Roger Zundel
2:30 p.m. Group: Patrick Harper, Speaker: Patrick Harper
2:45 p.m. Group: Lori Ogilvie, Speaker: Lori Ogilvie
3 p.m. Open
3:15 p.m. Group: Richard Jarrett, Speaker: Richard Jarrett
3:30 p.m. Group: I'm With Her: The Progressive Party, Speaker: Shawn Beard
3:45 p.m. Group: Nevada State Education Association (NSEA), Speaker: Carlos Lopez
4 p.m. Group:, Speaker: Alan Collinge
4:15 p.m. Group: Teresa Frene, Speaker: Teresa Frene
4:30 p.m. Group: Nevada Green Party, Speaker: Kim Borghese
4:45 p.m. Group: NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada, Speaker: Caroline Mello Roberson
5 p.m. Group: Megan Ortiz, Speaker: Megan Ortiz
5:15 p.m. Group:, Speaker: Eric Chavez
5:30 p.m. Group: Approval Voting USA, Speaker: Blake Huber
5:45 p.m. Group: Ready Progressive, Speaker: Dan Rolle
6 p.m. Group: T-Shirts Matter, Speaker: Mike Lin
6:15 p.m. Group: Rights Society, Speaker: Kyle Chamberlain
6:30 p.m. Group: Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA), Speaker: Chasity Martinez
6:45 p.m. Group: Navajo Nation Washington Office, Speaker: Jonathan Nez
7 p.m. Group: Donna Maynes, Speaker: Donna Maynes
7:15 p.m. Group: Las Vegas for None of the Above, Speaker: Nicholas Lash
7:30 p.m. Group: Just Us Tribe, Speaker: Malayka Neith Cornejo

Prohibited Items In The Public Expression Area

  • Everyone in the Public Expression Area must comply with all Clark County, Nevada Ordinances
  • Anyone carrying prohibited items will not be permitted into the Public Expression Area. Any items brought into the area are subject to search.
  • Coolers, glass containers, alcoholic beverages will not be permitted
  • Balloons (filled with substances other than air), sleeping dragon devices or projectile launchers will not be permitted
  • Weapons — including paintball guns, water guns, Super-soakers, slingshots, air pistols, explosives, blasting caps, knives, hatchets, axes, blackjacks, metal knuckles, iron buckles, ax handles, chains, crowbars, hammers, shovels, clubs, bludgeons, mace or any other instrument used or intended for use as a dangerous weapon — will not be permitted
  • Signs and banners are permissible, but they may not be posted or attached to pickets or on fences. Signs must be constructed solely of cloth, paper or flexible cardboard no greater than one-quarter inch thick. Wooden or metal signs will not be permitted, nor may any signs be affixed to wooden, metal or similarly rigid fixtures.
  • Use of drones for photography, filming or any other reason will not be permitted
  • Climbing of fences, poles, or any other structures will not be permitted
  • Animals, unless they are service animals, will not be permitted
  • Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, chemicals, explosives, aerosol cans will not be permitted
  • Bicycles, hover-boards, skateboards will not be permitted
  • Costumes that cover the face and any bulky outfits that extend beyond the outline of the body will not be permitted
  • Weight vest and/or any vests with multiple pockets, especially those that can be used as a water reservoir will not be permitted
  • Noisemaking devises including air horns, bullhorns, and any type of portable sound systems, microphones, radios, including walkie-talkies, etc., will not be permitted
  • Suitcases, rolling bags, backpacks, or large packages and sealed packages of any kind will not be permitted
  • Tents, chairs, lean-to’s, tables, podiums will not be permitted
  • Trash bags or any other type of non-transparent bags will not be permitted

Any other items not listed above as determined by police and/or on-site-security staff to pose a hazard to health and safety.

To protect the safety and security of all participants, speaking times and other provisions may be altered by UNLV, law enforcement or security personnel.  UNLV and law enforcement reserves the right to deny access to individuals or organizations who do not comply with the restrictions of the Public Expression Area or the safety and security requests of law enforcement officials located on the site.