Conservative student conference offers advice on defending campus free speech

Angelique Clark
The College Fix

Excerpt: Students at the recent Young America’s Foundation high school leadership conference learned about how to defend their free speech rights on campus and the different ways school officials will try to violate their First Amendment protections.

Kara Zupkus, a spokesperson for the conservative student group, told students about the many ways that administrators will try to stop activists from sharing their views, methods seen on both high school and college campuses.

“There are a bunch of different ways that schools can violate your rights, and a lot of times it can be outwardly – they are very obviously doing it,” Zupkus said. “A lot of times it can be very passive.” These methods include using “inclusivity” as a pretense for banning speech, penalizing students who speak out and treating groups differently.