Profile image
By Young Americans for Liberty (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

The Fight For Free Speech at the University of Deleware

Monday, March 13, 2017 9:04
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

The fight for free speech has been a long one, and we still have much work ahead of us.  We have been meeting with campus administrators and semester after semester we have exercised our right to freedom of expression with a free speech ball.  This past Thursday, we invited free speech warrior Rob Montz to campus to speak with our chapter and to advertise for the event we had another free speech ball.

Most people on campus love when we roll out the free speech ball, although it does generate some controversy. First off, I would like to thank Kelsey Mix, who is a Regional Field Coordinator for the Leadership Institute. She was a huge help in getting resources for this event and helping run the free speech ball. The Leadership Institute provided us with the free speech ball, an electric pump, some books, and awesome pins that say “Free Speech is Bae.” We also gave out candy that I attached notes to with all of the information about the Rob Montz event written on them. The Free Speech Ball was a big success! Most people loved the idea, and were enthusiastic about free speech. There were a couple people that engaged us with concerns about things like “hate speech”, but after a brief conversation about the importance about allowing everyone to equally exercise free speech, I invited them to join us at a meeting to continue the discussion.

The Rob Montz event was a success!  We watched his documentary, Silence U: Is the University Killing Free Speech and Open Debate? The documentary was great, and then we had a discussion about the political climate at our school, and he gave us advice on how to engage our campus community. He then showed us a teaser for the sequel to his documentary. Everyone who attended enjoyed it, and Rob was great to talk to! Thank you to Rob Montz for visiting and to our regional director, Matt D’Alesio, for helping put this together. 


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

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



Top Global


Top Alternative




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.