From bloggers, artists, and high school students to civic groups, radio stations and universities - Free Speech Week is for you!
A big welcome to the American Civil Liberties Union, a new partner for Free Speech Week 2013! To learn more about their important work, please visit the ACLU website here.
Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, highlighted some of Cato's work defending various Free Speech issues on the Cato @ Liberty blog daily during FSW '12.
- Free Speech Week Day One
- Free Speech Week Day Two
- Free Speech Week Day Three
- Free Speech Week Day Four
- Free Speech Week Day Five
From an interactive exhibited titled 'Free Speech and Feminism' to speech contests and more, ASU held a full week of in celebration of FSW. Read more here.
On October 25, founding partner The Media Institute and it's First Amendment Advisory Council hosted a seminar on free speech and the Internet. Participants included a keynote address by Senator Patrick Leahy, with panel discussions moderated by Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and notable First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams. Learn more here.
The student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the communication studies program at Tarleton State University held three programs for the week open to students, faculty and the general public. Click here for more.
Professor Jeffrey Schindel spearheaded Geneva College's enthusiastic celebration of Free Speech Week. See coverage of FSW in their student newspaper here.
While Free Speech Week is an annual celebration, free speech-related issues are worthy of discussion throughout the year.
Presented by the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF), the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), and sponsored by the McCormick Foundation, this yearly PSA contest for college communications students calls for spots on 'What freedom of speech means to me.
First Place: Jade Bly, Stephen F. Austin State University
First place radio: BreAnna Holmes and Iveon Sprangle, Winston-Salem State University.
Click here to listen.
To see and hear all of the winning entries, and to learn more about this annual contest please visit the NABEF website.
#BannedBooksWeek runs from September 30 - October 6, 2012. To learn more about this annual event go to www.bannedbooksweek.org and watch this video created by Bookman's bookstore for the virtual read-out celebrating the freedom to read.
Each year the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression awards Muzzles to some of the biggest offenders of free speech. Watch their promo video for 2012 below, and click the link to see who made the list, and why.