What is Free Speech Week?
Free Speech Week (FSW) is a yearly event to raise public awareness of the importance of free speech in our democracy- and to celebrate that freedom. As freedom of speech is a right all Americans share, this non-partisan, non-ideological event is intended to be a unifying celebration.
When is it?
Free Speech Week (FSW) takes place during the third full week of October annually. This year it will be observed October 17-23, 2016.
Who Can Celebrate?
Individuals, schools, and all types of organizations are encouraged to recognize and celebrate Free Speech Week. In short – everyone!
How Can We Participate?
As an Individual or Family:
- RAISE FREE SPEECH AWARENESS by telling your friends about FSW. Talk to your kids about freedom of speech and how it affects their lives.
- EXERCISE YOUR FREE SPEECH RIGHT by posting a message online. Compose a poem. Display a bumper sticker. Keep a journal. Write a letter to the editor. Speak out at a rally. Express yourself in the ways that work best for you. Just let your voice be heard!
- GET OTHERS INVOLVED by talking to the organizations you belong to. Tell them about FSW, and ask them to be partnering organizations.
As an Organization:
- BECOME A PARTNERING ORGANIZATION. Here’s how.