Conference 2023: Free Speech and the Left

Free Speech and the Left conversation series – SEE ALL THE PANELS HERE!

The left has been silent and allowed the traditional leftist commitment to free speech to erode and even fall out of favor. This has had an effect on a whole range of leftist issues, from journalism to environmental activism, worker’s rights, animal rights, etc.

In our opinion, reconnecting over the issue of free speech and reclaiming it as a core principle is an existential issue for the left.

We hope these conversations help lead people to a renewed understanding of why free speech is so important, why there has been an historical attachment to free speech on the left, and the need to reclaim that connection.

This conversation series is not meant to be a cheerleader rally for leftist ideology, but rather a provocative and ongoing demonstration of the importance of free speech and the open exchange of ideas.