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!
Free Speech Week is for everyone - join us! We’ve put together a few ideas to get you started. You can use these - or create you own. Here Are Some Ways You Can Participate.
Communication Studies students: Enter the Freedom of Speech PSA contest sponsored by the NABEF and BEA for a chance to win $3,000! Winning spots will be made available for broadcast nationwide during FSW ’15. Get the details here.
What does free speech mean to you? Use your TV or radio production skills to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and win a $3,000 scholarship. Sponsored by NABEF and BEA. Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Become a Partner
Partners are organizations and schools that believe in the importance of Free Speech and Expression and want to promote FSW. Registration is free, and takes just a few minutes.
Free Speech is priceless – and so is becoming a Partner. Our no-fee registration takes just a few minutes.
Our Partnering Organizations keep good company. Here are some groups that participated in 2014.
A Partnering Organization is a company, group or school that believes in freedom of speech and would like to promote FSW through one or more activities. See Our Partner List For 2014.
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.
Partnering Organizations may hold any activity of their choosing to mark FSW. In the past, these have ranged from week-long events to simply placing the FSW logo on a website. For examples view Activities in the Spotlight and Celebration Ideas.
Partnering Organizations may hold any activity of their choosing to mark the week. These can range from week-long library displays to editorials to simply placing the FSW logo on a website. View Activities in the Spotlight.
Speech is often visual. Introducing the new "Freedom of Speech" artwork by noted artist Everett Spruill. Read more about this series.
Watch and Listen
Click to learn more about the Foundational for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Stand Up for Speech Project on their website.