We’ve finally made it to our favorite day of the year: Student Press Freedom Day!
Today is all about celebrating the bold student journalists and brave student press freedom advocates all across the country and, of course, taking action to protect student press freedom. We hope you’ll join us in the celebration!
As we kick off today, we want to invite you to take action for student press freedom with us, your peers and special guests Mary Beth Tinker (Tinker v. Des Moines) and Cathy Kuhlmeier (Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier) later today. We’ll walk you through some simple steps and have you making change in your community in no time.
We’re hosting one advocacy session at 1:00 p.m. ET with Cathy Kuhlmeier, and a second session at 7:30 p.m. ET with Mary Beth Tinker. Feel free to stay for the full hour, or pop in for a few minutes!
Other ways to get involved:
- Share Your Story: Two former student newspaper editors shared their censorship story with the world, and now we want to hear from you. Post a video today sharing an experience you’ve had pushing back against censorship, or why student journalism is so valuable to your community. Use #StudentPressFreedom!
- Join An Event: SPLC and our partners are hosting a number of events today starting at 9:30 a.m. ET, including a FOIA workshop, a panel discussion on censorship and a trivia night. Make sure to sign up!
- Tune Into Our Instagram Lives: Our Student Press Freedom Day Co-Chairs — Jessica, Cate, William and Anna — are each hosting Instagram Lives throughout the day where they’ll discuss four important press freedom topics from sports media censorship to the impacts of divisive concepts legislation on student press freedom. *Please note these links to our Instagram Lives are accessible only on the mobile app.*
There are so many ways you can stand up for student press freedom today (and every day) that the list is too long to put here! Check out even more actions you can take to support student press freedom: