We all know the First Amendment must be constantly defended, but many may be unaware of how much that’s the case in places that purport to protect free speech and free expression: the university campus. Speech First, a nonprofit dedicated to aggressively standing up for students who fear punitive action if they speak up, has had several quiet wins over the last year as they pursue defending students in court. While the landscape tends to look bleak for free speech, there are groups and goings on behind the scenes that offer a beacon of hope. Speech First is one of those lights. CRC’s Communications and External Relations Director Sarah Lee is joined by Speech First’s Executive Director Cherise Trump.