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First Amendment and Free Speech

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First Amendment Overview

Section of text from the original Bill of Rights from the National Archive

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. 

Free Speech and Academic Freedom at UCI

During the 2023-2024 academic year, UCI will host a series of events and programs around the theme of "Free Speech." This initiative is designed to promote deeper understanding and dialogue around ideas of free expression and academic freedom.