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Students: Apply Now for FIRE’s 2016 Regional Workshop at Yale

By March 28, 2016

Exciting news! Applications for FIRE’s 2016 Regional Workshop are now being accepted. FIRE is hosting the one-day crash course on freedom of expression—with particular emphasis on this year’s political campaign landscape—on Saturday, April 9, at Yale University.

With the nation currently embroiled in what is perhaps one of the most interesting and contentious elections cycles of our lifetime, this workshop has never been more timely, and it’s bound to be one of our best ever! While campus censorship of political speech is nothing new, high-profile incidents this year—like challenges to freedom of expression at Emory University and the issues surrounding student campaigning at Georgetown University Law Center—have brought campus free speech to the forefront of public discourse.

Attendees will learn from experts in the field about the history of censorship on campus and the forces at play in the current struggle against restrictive speech codes. Participants will also work closely with FIRE staff to develop winning strategies to campaign with the confidence backed by a robust understanding of the First Amendment and its protections.

As if this arrangement isn’t enticing enough, FIRE will be providing three meals to attendees and hosting a post-workshop networking social with a handful of FIRE’s staffers. FIRE will also pay up to $100 towards your travel costs. The only people slated to lose on this deal are campus censors.

Spaces are limited and will fill up fast. Apply today to take advantage of this amazing opportunity!