About Partnering Organizations

Professor Adrienne Hacker Daniels, Chair/Prof. Dept. of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Illinois College, with students at their convocation in celebration of Free Speech Week.

What Is a Partnering Organization?

A FSW Partnering Organization is a group that would like to publicize Free Speech Week and to promote free speech and press freedom through one or more activities. Past Partnering Organizations have included a range from high school communications clubs and college newspapers to large media companies, trade organizations, libraries and museums.

What Can a Partnering Organization Do?

A Partnering Organization can publicize FSW by adding the FSW logo to its Web site, newsletter, and other member materials. It can also post information and run stories about FSW and the importance of supporting free speech and a free press.

A Partnering Organization can promote free speech and a free press by conducting one or more activities such as:

  • holding a conference, seminar, or panel discussion on a freedom of speech or freedom of the press topic;
  • conducting an essay contest for its members;
  • sponsoring a “free speech kiosk” where members of the organization, or the public at large, can post their opinions on any topic;
  • running public service ads (PSAs) supporting free speech and press freedom in member publications.

Does It Cost Anything?

NO. Being a Partnering Organization is ABSOLUTELY FREE. Our goal is to make Free Speech Week accessible to the widest range of organizations, including volunteer and youth groups with limited budgets.

What Other Groups Are Participating?

As a Partnering Organization, you’ll be in good company. Click below to see some of the organizations and schools that participated last year:

How Do We Get Started?

It’s fast and easy. We ask that you fill out a brief registration form to let us know who you are. Click here to sign up.

FSW Logo

Partnering Organizations are encouraged to display the FSW logo on their Web sites. Download FSW logo here.