Don’t Mess with Firefly: How SciFi Fans Made a Campus Safe for Free Speech

By on December 28, 2011

Our newest video features an interview with legendary author Neil Gaiman and takes a lighthearted look at how the University of Wisconsin-Stout backed down from its censorship of Professor James Miller’s posters, one featuring a quote from the science fiction show Firefly, and the other condemning fascism. Stout stood by its actions until FIRE’s advocacy campaign on Miller’s behalf inspired Gaiman, along with Firefly actors Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin, to take to Twitter to encourage their millions of followers to contact the university with their support of free speech.