In honor of international Free Speech Week (April 1st through 8th), YAL at the University of Central Florida will be hosting a speaker from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Mr. Robert Shibley. Shibley is the Senior Vice President for FIRE and is a graduate of Duke Law School.
Topics that will be discussed include, but are not limited to, free speech on college campuses, due process rights with student conduct boards, and viewpoint neutrality. FIRE is a strategic partner with YAL and has helped chapters/students at their universities. Here is a recent example where FIRE helped out a YAL chapter at the University of Cincinnati over a “free speech zone.”
UCF YAL will be promoting this event through tabling and flyers and co-hosting this event with UCF College Republicans and NORML. Free speech and due process rights are issues that affect all students on college campuses!
Here is a video to show the types of cases FIRE has dealt with in the past.
Come out and see why free speech is so important and what you can do to uphold this right guaranteed by the First Amendment! Doors open at 8:00pm EST; the event will be hosted at the UCF Student Union Cape Florida room 316B. For more information, feel free to contact UCF YAL at firstname.lastname@example.org.