Freedom of Expression

Freedom of speech is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans, guaranteed in the First Amendment and held dear by liberals, conservatives, and libertarians. But this freedom has become fraught in America today. From college campuses to social media to sports fields to Presidential tweets, battles over the right to express ourselves, and how we may or may not do so, are reaching a fever pitch given political polarization, racial tensions, and “identity politics. How should this basic right be interpreted in the context of our times? Are lies and “fake news” protected speech? Does the First Amendment’s speech clause need a 21st-Century upgrade?

Freedom of Expression with Will Creeley

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065 United States
+ Google Map



Want to support Next Generation Politics?

Next Generation Politics is a new nonprofit that relies on the contributions of donors like you. Please be as generous as you can in helping us equip a future generation of informed, engaged citizens.

News & Updates


Note: this piece was originally presented at the Climate Speaks event on June 14, 2019 at The Apollo Theater in New York City. You can watch video of Jade performing the piece here.] Sunrise, Spilt, split between two skies, Lights the rooms of two baby girls, One...

The Night of the Present

Note: The Night of the Present was written in the wake of attending The Right to a Future, featuring Greta Thunberg and Naomi Klein. The sun has set. The night is not gentle. We are sick of the institutions of the day. The day burns with your fossil fuels. The rivers...

Climate Town Hall: What We Learned (Part II)

This is Part II of our series covering the September 4 CNN Climate Town Hall from the perspective of a teen climate activist. Click here to read Part I. Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg opened his statements by saying that tackling climate change will be a more difficult...