What do Sweden, Japan and South Africa have in common with the United States’ free speech laws? How do these countries freedom of expression laws differ?
FAV Community, On this day, I reflected about the struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights advocates decades ago, realizing how much we have yet to achieve. I recall how even in combat in Iraq, we took time to pause on this day, considering the...
January 15, 2021 SAN CLEMENTE, CA — First Amendment Voice stands with the many voices raised against the political violence at the Capitol building and other areas around the country on January 6th. While we steadfastly champion freedoms of expression, assembly and...
Not just ‘identity politics’ – How our social identities subconsciously influence our political attitudes and actions
The US is in the midst of another pandemic, one of rampant political polarization. To bridge divides and overcome conflict, we must recognize how our social identities influence our attitudes and behaviors.
Has "breaking news" lost all its meaning in a 24/7 news cycle? Let’s look more closely at some of the implications facing freedom of the press today.
Motivated reasoning can be toxic for constructive discourse, especially if feelings get in the way of assessing information.
Liberals and conservatives have more in common than we might imagine. However, bridging divides must start with moral reframing if we hope to make any progress as a nation.
FAV colleagues, Thanksgiving conjures feelings of gratitude. We celebrate this time of year thinking of all we are thankful for, even during hard times like the current health crisis and other challenges. Personally, I have been grateful for the lack of travel during...
Rates of civic literacy and engagement among American youth are not where they should be if we hope to preserve a healthy democracy for years to come. What can we do to change that?
Want to have better conversations with people you disagree with? Self-distancing might be the key to adaptively managing interpersonal conflict and navigating your own emotions in difficult conversations.
Citizens, Have you had a chance to vote yet? If you haven’t, we encourage you to make a plan that meets your own health concerns and also takes into account the information you need to make informed decisions. Many citizens make one of the most important forms of...
Voting is one of the most important things you can do as a citizen in a democratic society. However, there are so many other ways to get more civically involved in your community.