Young Voices is proud to be an official sponsor of Free Speech Week, an annual celebration of the precious protections of the First Amendment to express ourselves and petition our government without fear of retaliation… or, at least in theory.

As you well know, free speech in the United States is under attack perhaps now more than ever before. With college administrators and illiberal students disinviting and disrupting invited speakers, it’s important to make the moral case for free expression.

Young Voices is doing just that with our Campus Pundit Program, rewarding college students for successfully publishing op-eds in their student newspaper defending free speech. So far this fall, we’ve helped eight students edit and place articles, leading to successful publications at notable schools such as Duke and Harvard.

We’re also pairing up with Flying Dog this Sunday to raise a toast to free speech at their brewery in Frederick, Maryland. Our DC-based staff and writers have an action-packed afternoon planned of learning, networking, and — of course — good beer. Best of all, $1 of every beer purchased will be donated to Young Voices. We hope you can join us!

DATE: Sunday, October 22nd
TIME: 3-6 PM
LOCATION: Flying Dog Brewery, 4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD 21703

3 PM — Learn the nuts and bolts of opinion writing from Executive Director Casey Given’s presentation “The Art of the Op-ed”
4 PM — Watch a live recording of “The Young Voices Podcast,” where host Stephen Kent will talk with Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso about the importance of free speech and standing up to censorship
5 PM — Raise a glass to liberty in the tasting room


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