Today at 1 p.m. Eastern time, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and others will be at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to make a major announcement that we’re confident Torch readers won’t want to miss. If you head to thefire.org a few minutes before 1 p.m., you’ll be presented with the opportunity to livestream the press conference to your browser.
Drawing on our 15 years of experience defeating unconstitutional and illiberal campus speech codes, FIRE will be announcing the launch of a bold new initiative to reset the incentives that currently push colleges towards censoring student and faculty speech. With FIRE’s help, students and faculty will stand up for speech nationwide.
If you’re a member of the press in the D.C. area, you are welcome to join us at 12:30 p.m. for lunch, with the big announcement at 1 p.m. FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be there to deliver prepared remarks and to take questions. He will be joined by preeminent First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere of the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, as well as students from selected campuses. And if you can’t make it, we hope you will watch the event as a livestream on our website!