Free Speech Week 2021

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The University of Delaware presents Free Speech Week, a series of events addressing the First Amendment, human rights, power of youth, student voices, and the role of higher education. Free and open to the public, Free Speech Week invites the UD community to develop a broader understanding about freedom of expression and speech, and to learn how to engage in thoughtful civil discourse.

All events are accessible as live webinars. The Center for Political Communication also presents a watch party for National Agenda with David Hogg, so all can enjoy the camaraderie of attending the event together in person​.​​


Monday October 18, 4 to 5 p.m. (webinar), “Free Speech as a Human Right” with Niko Perez, manager of free expression and education at PEN America.


Tuesday, October 19, 4 to 5 p.m. (webinar), "Free Expression for Students in 2021​” with Hadar Harris, executive director, Student Press Law Center (attorney who protects First Amendment rights of student journalists).


Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m., "A Generation's Voice," with David Hogg, co-founder of March For Our Lives (National Agenda webinar and in-person watch party; learn more at


Thursday, October 21, 4 to 5 p.m. (webinar), "Free Speech in Higher Education​" with Ilana Redstone, professor of sociology at UI-Urbana Champaign and co-author of Unassailable Ideas.


Free Speech Week is presented by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication and Department of Communication. Lindsay Hoffman, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and political science, hosts the Free Speech Week series. She also directs the National Agenda speaker series.​


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Register for online events on October 18, 19, and 21 at

Register for the October 20 National Agenda with David Hogg online event at​​. OR ... Register for the in-person watch party at


Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Alumni, Students, Lectures & Programs, Academics, College of Arts and Sciences, Grad Students & Postdocs, Faculty & Staff, Employee Equity & Inclusion, Community, Lectures and Programs, Civic Engagement



Center for Political Communications






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