FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be on the move next week as he travels from campus to campus to promote free speech and First Amendment rights at America’s colleges and universities. On Monday, Greg will be participating in the Fourth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge National Gathering on the campus of George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C. He will take part in a panel that will focus on the issue of religious liberties on campus and will be joined by Charles Haynes, the Director of the Newseum’s Religious Freedom Center. The panel will be moderated by Melissa Rogers, the Executive Director of the White House’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Gathering attendees will be able to catch the action in room 405 in GWU’s Marvin Center from 2:45–3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Then, on Tuesday, Greg will be at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he will be giving the keynote speech for UNC’s sixth annual First Amendment Day celebration, organized by UNC’s Center of Media Law & Policy. The daylong event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with a First Amendment trivia contest around 8:30 p.m., after Greg’s keynote address. UNC students, faculty, and FIRE supporters can attend Greg’s keynote at 7:00 p.m. in room 111 in Carroll Hall.
Then, on Thursday, residents in the Washington, D.C., area will have the chance to get their hands on a copy of Greg’s new short book, Freedom From Speech—at the Freedom From Speech book signing! The book signing will take place on September 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Books-A-Million in Dupont Circle. Books-A-Million will have copies of Freedom From Speech available for purchase. If you would like to attend the book signing, please RSVP here!
Last but certainly not least, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley. On Saturday, September 27, the Free Speech Movement Archives will be hosting a series of panels, debates, and discussions about free speech on campus. Greg will take part in a panel discussing attacks and restrictions on free speech and academic freedom by campus leaders and outside pressure groups. The panel will be from 3:15–4:45 p.m. PT in Boalt Hall. Check out the Free Speech Movement Archives’ website to learn more information and to register for the event.