Free Speech Week

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Free Speech Week celebrates freedom of speech, of the press, and of expression in its many forms. These freedoms are core to the teaching, research, and values of the Moody College of Communication.

Free Speech Week 2023

Monday, October 16: 11AM - 1PM

Kickoff Event: Free Speech, Free Swag, and Free Pizza!
In outdoor spaces right outside DMC Plaza and CMA (Cronkite Plaza)

Tuesday, October 17: 6-7:30PM

DMC 5.208 Briefing Room
Members of Nationally-Ranked UT Debate Team (led by coach Brendon Bankey) host a public debate on Free Speech

Wednesday, October 18: 12:15-1:15pm

Winners of Student Video Contest Announced on Moody Social Media
CMA 2.306
A Panel on Free Speech: The Moral and Legal Foundations of Free Speech in America

Thursday, October 19: 4-5:30pm

Panel on Free Speech featuring Brian Amerige (previously with Facebook and now at new social media platform Thoughtful) and JT Morris (attorney with the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression) and moderated by Tara Smith from College of Liberal Arts.
DMC 5.102 Presentation Room

Reception for attendees follows at 5:30 in the DMC 5th Floor Lobby