January 2018 marks 30 years since the decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 for the first Hazelwood Day of Action — a day to raise awareness about the Hazelwood decision, publicize its destructive legacy and focus on the need for New Voices legislation to protect student journalists' rights.
The Hazelwood Day of Action will kick off a year of activities and collaborations designed to further those goals nationwide. Your ideas and initiatives will make this a success. Get creative and start planning! Will you plan an event and help end 30 years of sickness to “cure Hazelwood?”
Join the SPLC on Facebook Live all day — At the top of every hour throughout the day, SPLC will be broadcasting 10 minute Facebook Live discussions throughout the day with noted folks talking about the impact of Hazelwood. Guests include Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey (yes, THE Kuhlmeier), Mary Beth Tinker (yes, THE Tinker), Senior Legal Counsel Mike Hiestand, former SPLC Executive Director Frank LoMonte, and others. You can integrate these short talks into classes, gather groups of students to watch, or just watch and share with your friends.
Tweet away! Stay tuned for details about our coordinated 30-minute #CureHazelwood Twitter blast which will take place on Jan. 31 (schedule and sample tweets will be available soon on this page).
Post your anti-censorship message to Instagram — The SPLC will be sponsoring a day-long Instagram campaign where we will encourage folks across the country (students, advisers, administrators, parents, school board members, legislators, anyone and everyone!) to take a selfie and post it to join the crusade to Cure Hazelwood!
Need a speaker? We can provide virtual guest speakers for classes, rallies or other events via video call.
Email Director of Engagement Diana Mitsu Klos at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us:
Please let us know your plan, or contact us and let’s brainstorm together! Even seemingly small actions can make a big impact. Let us know what you're planning to do — send us your photos, stories, op-eds, blogs, vlogs, posters, etc. so that we can help promote them. We also want to help connect you to others nearby who may be interested in joining forces.
Journalism Education Association:
National Council of Teachers of English:
Show your support for efforts to reverse the effects of the Supreme Court's decision in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. (Available in sets of 5, 10, 15 and 25 bracelets.)
Download these images and use them when you share your censorship story on social media, or for flyers for your events.