UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Let Me Speak 2021 Annual Benefit

Join us on November 10th for our annual Celebration of Free Speech & Its Defenders, which will be virtual again this year. Stay tuned for more details on the honorees and how to register. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Josh Corday at josh@ncac.org or 570-269-3475.

RECENT EVENTS

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm EST

Virtual Luncheon: Have We Gone Too Far In Protecting Free Speech?

NCAC presents leading voices in free speech discussing how free speech protections have shaped our lives and whether that protection strengthens or harms democracy–and society–in our current world. One of America‚Äôs preeminent free speech trial attorneys, Martin Garbus, joins Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy in conversation, moderated by Professor Emily Knox. Click here to view the conversation.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
10:00 am EST

Conversations on Censorship: Workshop on Race (for members of the National Council of Teachers of English)

On May 13th, NCAC facilitated a workshop for NCTE members on issues of censorship related to race. Participants exchanged expertise in a peer-to-peer format, and conversations will be entirely confidential. The workshop began with an introduction by Gordon Danning from the National Coalition against Censorship (NCAC), an overview of NCAC and NCTE resources, current cases, and important information for educators dealing with issues of censorship focused on race. Participants brought their own experiences, concerns, and/or case studies to discuss all aspects of censorship cases, from planning to challenge to resolution.

Tuesday, February 27, 2021

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

How to Tell A Story in a Minute: A Free Filmmaking & Free Expression Workshop

On February 27th, NYFA faculty taught a free workshop on How To Tell A Story In A Minute with tips for filmmaking at home and National Coalition Against Censorship discussed students’ free expression rights to launch the 2021 Youth Free Expression Film Contest.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Virtual Luncheon: Resolving Tensions over Race and Representation in Public Art

This discussion explores the various approaches to resolving tensions around challenged murals and public art, including shrouding or relocating artworks, commissioning new works, innovative course offerings, and public programs. Our participants examine the context and outcomes in a select number of cases. Click here to view the virtual luncheon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EST

Let Me Speak 2020 Annual Benefit

We sincerely appreciate all of the organizations and individuals who participated in the 2020 Benefit and helped NCAC continue to fight censorship and promote free expression! A special thank you to Harper Collins, Donna Bray, VU Galleries, Elise Newman Events, Kathy Brew, each of our sponsors, as well as our honorees for their work on free speech.