For years, groups such as the Knight Foundation and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) have been discussing the First Amendment. Agreement with the First Amendment, a unique American principle, has been wavering among younger people. In response, many organizations, along with Knight and FIRE, have focused on education around free speech and have worked to create many fora for debate and discussion.
Have things been changing due to these collaborative efforts? What are the range of views on what it means to protect free speech? Have things improved on various fronts? Are there new areas of concern those of us who are committed to protecting the First Amendment should be aware of? Just what do the latest survey results tell us about the state of free speech?
Sam Gill Senior Vice President and Chief Programs Officer, Knight Foundation
Greg Lukianoff President, FIRE
Debi Ghate Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, The Philanthropy Roundtable (Moderator)