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July 22, 2020
Exercise your First Amendment rights at the first-ever virtual Bughouse Square Youth Soapbox!This year, Bughouse Square—a historic epicenter of speechifying in Chicago—is wherever you are. Bughouse 2020, hosted by the Newberry Library will be held virtually on the afternoon of July 22. In partnership with the Newberry Library, we are hosting the Youth Soapbox.
The theme this year is VOTE. Who gets to vote? How do we vote? Why vote?
- Participants under 25 years old.
- Solo, pair, team, whatever. Bring it!
- Your words or someone else’s with attribution.
- Hate has no home here. Racist, sexist, homophobic, gender-biased, ableist, or otherwise derogatory speech that is degrading to any specific group of people will not be tolerated.
Join us and the Newberry Library for Chicago’s favorite free speech event! Get on your virtual soapbox.
Learn more about the history of Bughouse Square.Check out the highlights from 2018's Youth Soapbox.
Submit your Soapbox Idea!