Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Young Americans for Liberty (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Free Speech at Wichita State University

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:10
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

The Young Americans for Liberty at Wichita State University held two Free Speech Ball events to protest, challenge, and educate other students about our “free speech zones”.  

The first event, held Oct. 3, was very successful.  The chapter, accompanied by Oklahoma State Chair Erik Cooper and an LI Field Representative, collected 100 signatures endorsing the Chicago principles on campus.  The ball was highly popular with students who enjoyed getting political, philosophical, and down right funny. Towards the end of the event, a professor approached the chapter president about sending her students to the next event for extra credit.  

The campus police did show up about 2.5 hours into the first event.  After taking down the ID number of the chapter president and checking the ball for “hate speech,” the police told the chapter to carry on and they were not asked to move into a “free speech zone”.  

The second event was held on Oct. 11.  This event lasted about three hours and the chapter collected 75 signatures endorsing the Chicago principles. 

Both events sparked conversation about what free speech really is.  The overwhelming majority of students (and many faculty members as well) were totally unaware that there were “free speech zones” on campus and most of these students were outraged at the thought.  We hope these events, coupled with our next one planned for Oct 31, will spark a discussion on reforming the campus speech code.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.