FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION (FIRE)

FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION (FIRE)

Philadelphia, PA

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ABOUT

The mission of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience — the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity.

Major programs for this organization include: The Individual Rights Defense Program (IRDP); Policy Reform Project; Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project; Individual Rights Education Program (IREP)

IN THE NEWS

TOP TEN MOMENTS OF #LIBERTYFORUM2016

Every year Liberty Forum inspires and rejuvenates the individuals in the worldwide freedom movement, and this past weekend was more inspirational than ever. More than anything, there was a palpable connectedness among our partners, our supporters, and various friends and family members. With 58 countries represented, Liberty For...

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GOLDWATER INSTITUTE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

The cruel coldness of bureaucracy is never more apparent than when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps potentially life-saving drugs out of reach of terminally ill patients, even after deeming them safe. The Goldwater Institute, based in Phoenix, Ariz., is driving a new national conversation around access to treatments...

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CENTRE FOR JUSTICE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

When government violates the individual and economic liberties of entrepreneurs in Sweden, the Stockholm-based Centre for Justice (Centrum för rättvisa) fights back by defending the dreams of these entrepreneurs in court. The organization’s Litigating for Liberty project has been named one of six finalists for this year’s presti...

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FIRE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

Nearly half of America’s colleges and universities maintain blatantly unconstitutional speech codes, which are the draconian and illiberal policies that administrators use to silence unpopular and inconvenient speech on campus. That’s why Philadelphia-based FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is fighting bac...

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HARVARD POLICY TARGETING FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES TAKES ABSURD NEW TURN

The university experience is meant to be a proving ground for ideas and intellectual growth, but campuses across the United States are restricting free expression through speech and behavior codes that marginalize, silence, and even control students. Harvard University recently introduced a new policy that restricts students fro...

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FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATES FREEDOM OF SPEECH, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

Freedom Day is an annual day-long celebration of the ideas of liberty, freedom of speech and expression, religion, equality, and other individual rights. Hosted by the National Constitution Center, each year’s Freedom Day “brings together the top liberal, libertarian and conservative thought leaders in America for a national con...

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FIRE PRESIDENT PERSUADES NPR AUDIENCE THAT CAMPUS LIBERALS STIFLE DISSENT

College and university campuses are often thought of as places dedicated to unfettered intellectual inquiry and proving grounds for the ideas and expressions of both students and professors. In recent years, though, freedom of conscience and expression has come under increasing attack from the left, argues Greg Lukianoff, presid...

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FIRE SUES U.S. UNIVERSITIES OVER UNCONSTITUTIONAL SPEECH CODES

On July 1, The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an Atlas Network Partner, announced that they would sue universities that are enforcing illegal speech codes, rules that limit students’ freedom of speech. According to Reason Magazine, “with help from the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, FIRE is suing severa...

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