NCAC’s Director of Programs reflects on what we do now, to promote speech across political lines, in post-election America.
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The Supreme Court will hear Lee v. Tam, a case involving a band that considers the rejection of its band name, The Slants, a free speech issue.
The Times received pages of Trump’s tax returns from an anonymous source. Did they have the legal right to publish them?
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis keeps the conversation going as it responds to anger over racially-charged works in the Kelley Walker exhibition.
NCAC has sent a joint letter to California State University Long Beach (CSULB) in response to the university’s recent cancellation of the comedy N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK (N*W*C) at the University’s Performing Arts Center.
With Banned Books Week on the horizon, PEN’s report discusses NCAC’s ‘multipronged’ approach to book challenges and the specific challenges censorship poses to diverse books.
A California university nixed a performance of a comedy intended to diminish the potency of racial slurs on the grounds “the performance wasn’t achieving the goal of constructing a dialogue about racial relations.”
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has today written to a Chesterfield, VA, school board in defense of books on a summer reading list that recently came under fire for containing “sexually explicit” material.
Signed by 6 free speech organizations, NCAC’s statement reminds OSF of the meaning behind a banned books showcase, that more speech is always better than less.
A California law that bans the state from selling or buying the Confederate flag may have unintended consequences on freedom of expression.
Artist’s Rights is a comprehensive new website designed to help artist’s understand their legal rights when faced with censorship. NCAC’s Arts Advocacy Program speaks to Creative Capital about the project.
Antonio Cosme and William Lucka face a $75,000 fine and four years in prison for protesting the water cut offs in Detroit by graffitiing a Highland Park water tower.
NCAC is one of 28 signatories on a letter sent by the Center for Democracy & Technology to the DHS urging the rejection of a proposal to ask foreign travelers about their social media presence.
TTYL and sequel TTFN by Lauren Myracle were described by Fla. parents as telling kids “to party, drink, cuss, and do other obscene things.”
Kate Karstens, editor-in-chief of The Lasso, tells NCAC her school’s vetting of her newspaper’s articles violates district policy.
The bookstore owner was slammed for her “distinct lack of empathy for the experiences of people of color.”
The American Bar Association’s vaguely worded harassment policy has wide-reaching implications on speech limitations of lawyers
The University’s Diversity Leadership Team expressed concern the painting’s colonial subject matter would reinforce racial stereotypes.
Club activities will “include a healthy snack, literature lesson, creative learning activities, science lesson, puzzle solving, and art projects.” Students of all religious faiths are welcome to attend.
A nationally syndicated comic strip was censored because of a harmless reference to ISIS. But why do cartoons so frequently provoke overreactions?