Free Speech: The Language of America®
SAVE THE DATE! Free Speek Week October 17-23, 2016
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Celebrate

Free Speech is a right all Americans share 365 days a year. Free Speech Week (FSW) is an annual, non-partisan celebration of this core value. Join us!

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Become a Partner

Learn more about becoming a Partnering Organization. Registration is free and takes just a few minutes.

Partners

Our Partnering Organizations keep good company. Here are some groups participating in 2015.

MLRC

Media Law Resource Center

Looking to schedule a speaker for FSW '15? The Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) Institute can help. Through their First Amendment Speakers Bureau, a speaker can be arranged at no cost to you. Learn more.

Looking to schedule a speaker for FSW '15? The Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) Institute can help. Through their First Amendment Speakers Bureau, a reporter, editor or media lawyer can conduct a presentation at your organization or school at no cost to you. Learn more here.

Activities

Friday, Oct. 23, 9:15 ET: Free Speech in the Digital Age - panel includes representatives from Facebook and The Huffington Post. Hosted by he NABEF and NCTA. Click here to register to watch online.

Partnering Organizations hold any activity of their choosing to mark FSW. For inspiration try Activities in the Spotlight and Celebration Ideas.

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Freedom of Speech artwork by Everett Spruill

Speech is often visual. Introducing the "Freedom of Speech" artwork by artist Everett Spruill. Read more about this series.

Listen

Click to hear "Voice Your Freedom" - the winning radio spot in the 2015 NABEF Freedom of Speech PSA student contest by Taylor Mefford, Texas A&M University - Commerce. See the other winning entries on the NABEF website. Congratulations, Taylor!

Click to learn more about the Foundational for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Stand Up for Speech Project on their website.

Activities in the Spotlight

Illinois College
USTelecom
National Press Photographers Association
North Central College
Yale University Information Society Project