FIRE in Action: Valdosta State University

January 19, 2009

This short film highlights FIRE’s fight against Valdosta State University’s (VSU’s) unconstitutional free speech zone policy and chronicles FIRE’s victory on behalf of VSU student T. Hayden Barnes, who was expelled for engaging in a peaceful protest. Featuring on-the-scene interviews with Barnes; his attorney, noted First Amendment lawyer Robert Corn-Revere; and FIRE President Greg Lukianoff, this video illustrates the impact of FIRE’s work and explains why VSU remains a priority in FIRE’s fight for student rights on campus.

Schools:  Valdosta State University

Cases:  Valdosta State University: Freedom of Expression on Campus Limited to Unconstitutional Free Speech Zone Valdosta State University: Student Expelled for Peacefully Protesting Parking Garages