North Central College

For the past several years, John Stanley, Associate Professor of Communication, Director of Forensics at North Central College has organized a FSW celebration by creating an exhibit virtually and in-person.

The week-long exhibit features posters created by Professor Stanley that relate to different issues concerning freedom of speech. At the bottom of each poster are questions promoting discussion about free speech issues as they relate to each of the posters. Included on the posters were issues such as:

  • Artistic freedom
  • Flag burning
  • A poster on Freedom of Speech in China (offering a cultural perspective)
  • Clothing as Freedom of Speech
  • Broadcast speech
  • Protesting
  • The Freedom to Read

In addition, the school’s state champion debate team has debated free speech issues to mark the week. Examples of the posters on flag burning, clothing as freedom of speech and artistic freedom below.