“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.

Free speech events