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Refuse to be Silenced

July 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:00 pm (EST), as United Faculty of Florida hosts a virtual event on academic freedom and HB 7 in conjunction with the ACLU and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Titled “Working and Learning under State Censorship: Academic Excellence & Academic Freedom in Florida’s Colleges and Universities,” this event will be moderated by UFF President Andrew Gothard, and it is open to all of Florida’s higher education faculty and graduate employees, whether they are UFF members or otherwise. The event will be livestreamed on the UFF Facebook page, and a recording will be made available afterward to local chapter leaders and members.

During this live, virtual event, attendees will learn about free speech and academic freedom rights on campus, the details of HB 7 (Florida’s “Stop Truth” Act), as well as how faculty can navigate complex classroom discussions in light of this new law. Questions submitted in advance will also be answered by panelists during a Q&A period.

All faculty interested in attending must fill out this linked form to receive a webinar link, which they can then use to join the event on August 3rd.

Finally, please share the attached flyer with your colleagues, and encourage them to come see what they can do to resist the authoritarian policies created by Governor DeSantis and his supporters in the Florida Legislature.


July 23
8:00 am - 5:00 pm