“Free speech doesn’t come from a simple declaration. It is a process of engagement.”

- Carol Christ, chancellor

Free speech is one of UC Berkeley’s most cherished values: It is both part of our legacy as the home of the Free Speech Movement as well as central to our academic mission. This site outlines our campus’s commitment to being a place where all manner of views can be expressed — and explores some of the tensions that come alongside our fervent belief in this right.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.