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Annual FIRE Student Network Summer Conference to take place July 16–18 in Philadelphia

Annual FIRE Student Network Summer Conference to take place July 16–18 in Philadelphia

Attention students everywhere: Gather ‘round the FIRE.

With COVID shutdowns now coming to a close, FIRE is once again inviting students to join us to discuss how to “ignite” your rights on campus, and to assert and defend everyone’s civil liberties. Our weekend-long conference brings together college students of every background and every stripe, joined by a passion for free speech, due process, and the essential qualities of liberty.

It’s free — and it’s open to current students at U.S. colleges and universities (including incoming first-years and graduate students). We’ll provide meals, and a travel and lodging reimbursement of up to $500 to help you get here and join us in Philadelphia.

For more information, visit or email us at Our spots are filling up fast, so apply today! You must use your .edu email address in order for your application to be considered. Applications are due Friday, July 2.

We are excited to finally start once again taking the steps to defend civil liberties in person and on campus. And even if your college is still virtual, you haven’t left your right to free expression behind. FIRE is thrilled to share our guide to Virtual Learning and Student Speech Rights. This resource explores how censorship creeps into virtual classrooms, and how to navigate virtual environments responsibly and rightfully. 

Remember, FIRE is always here to help: we have resources to get involved with activism, learn about your rights, research your school’s speech codes, and submit a case — and a chance to kickstart that activism with a trip to Philly this summer!

Published at Wed, 02 Jun 2021 20:29:40 +0000

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