The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education turned 15 this week. Happy birthday FIRE and thank you for all the great work you do.
FIRE Celebrates 15 Years of Defending Rights on Campus
NEW YORK, October 23, 2014—Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is joining civil liberties luminaries and supporters at the Mandarin Oriental to mark 15 years of defending student and faculty rights on America’s college and university campuses. Harvard University professor and bestselling author Steven Pinker and legendary First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams will speak at the dinner to celebrate FIRE’s 297 victories for liberty (and counting) at 206 colleges and universities across our nation, affecting nearly 4.6 million students.
FIRE has released a short film highlighting our work over the past 15 years. The film serves as a tribute to the many students and faculty members who have stood up for their rights with help from FIRE, and provides a moving introduction to FIRE’s work. The film will be shown publicly for the first time at tonight’s dinner.
FIRE Celebrates 15 Years of Defending Rights on Campus (The FIRE)