The organization Speech First started a social media campaign to encourage students to record and share how their university handles speech.

From Campus Reform:

The organization is encouraging students who see attempts to censor viewpoints on campus to snap a picture of the situation or policy, post it to Instagram with the hashtag #FreeSpeechMatters, and tag the organization in the photo.

Four times throughout the school year, Speech First will select one participant to receive up to a $100 Amazon gift card. The first round will include submissions posted through the end of September. Participants must be current college students, but Speech First encourages non-students who want to help to spread the word to also participate.

The organization is in search of both “positive and negative examples” of free speech on campus and notes that possible negative examples include campus “free speech zones,” literature suggesting what types of language students should use, or public displays and posters that have been destroyed or removed.

Positive examples listed include images of rallies and protests where everybody’s free speech rights are being honored and images of civil debates.


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