Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:46
In 1998, Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate co-authored The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses. In response, they received hundreds of communications and pleas for help from victims of illiberal policies and double standards that violated their rights and intruded upon their private consciences. To answer these calls for help and to transform the culture, Alan and Harvey founded FIRE.
FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Philadelphia. FIRE's mission is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include:
· Freedom of speech
· Legal equality
· Due process
· Religious liberty, and
· Sanctity of conscience
These are the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity! FIRE protects the unprotected and educates the public about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.