We are the MIT Free Speech Alliance

The MIT Free Speech Alliance, an independent nonprofit founded by Institute alumni, is a key voice in the fight to keep MIT a place for innovation and engagement with diverse perspectives. Since our founding we have supported the passage of speech-protective policies at MIT, including the adoption of MIT’s Statement on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. Our campus events, such as our 2023 debates on academic DEI programs and systemic racism in STEM, are open to all members of the MIT community for the purposes of engaging difficult subjects and modeling civil dialogue on contested issues. We stand up for those at MIT wrongly facing censorship or sanction for their expression, and support education to strengthen students’ foundations on the principles of free expression. At more than 1,000 members strong and growing, we’re committed to restoring MIT as a beacon of free expression so that it can remain a beacon of innovation and discovery.

Recent News

November 15, 2023
MFSA responds to recent disruptive protests at MIT and ensuing administrative actions.
October 27, 2023
The protection of free speech is most vital when the speech is extremely unpopular, highly controversial, distasteful, or even viewed as dangerous.
October 23, 2023
The MIT Free Speech Alliance will co-host a debate on the topic, “Resolved that STEM is systemically racist,” on November 2, 2023 on the MIT Campus.

Upcoming Events

Note: This calendar contains information for MIT Free Speech Alliance Events as well as events by our partner organizations and other campus and community events of note.

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