PEN America Fall Free Expression Advocacy Institute

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September 8, 2022
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Human Rights, Humanities, Law and Legal History, Political Science

PEN America Virtual Free Expression Advocacy Institute

Wednesdays, September 28 – November 16, 2022
4:15 pm – 6:30pm ET


PEN America’s fall 2022 Free Expression Advocacy Institute is an intensive, online, eight-week, educational and training program where high school and college students can learn the theories, laws, histories, and methodologies behind free expression advocacy. Our program includes presentations led by expert legal and policy practitioners from PEN America, interactive workshops designed to teach tangible skills, and TA-facilitated discussion sessions and activities to dive deeper into the issues with their peers. Participants cap their experiences by simulating advocacy campaign projects over the course of the Institute to present in the final closing session of the program. Students who successfully complete the program and attend all sessions will be granted a certificate of professional achievement in free expression advocacy from PEN America.

This program is FREE and available to all high school and college students. Full attendance is required to receive a certificate. Admissions will be decided on a rolling basis. The final deadline to have your application considered is Thursday, September 8 at 11:59 p.m E.T. If you have any questions, please email

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Jeremy C. Young

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