On Thursday, August 18, 2022, the ACLU, ACLU of Florida, Legal Defense Fund, and Ballard Spahr filed a lawsuit challenging Florida’s classroom censorship law (HB7) on behalf of a group of Florida educators and students in higher education.
Gov. DeSantis’ administration continues to find ways to attempt to stifle classroom speech despite the fact that, in November 2022, a federal court blocked the unconstitutional Stop W.O.K.E. Act (H.B. 7) from being enforced in higher education.
During this Black History Month, we invite you to hear from the brave professors and students who decided to challenge this harmful law and ensure the stories of Black people remain heard in our state.
This event will be live streamed on the ACLU of Florida Facebook and Youtube pages.