Free Speech

At ‘Ōlelo, free speech is paramount and we are dedicated to providing training, equipment, and services to empower the voices of the people of O‘ahu. Take a look at some of our many efforts promoting free speech.

O‘ahu Free Speech

O‘ahu Free Speech is ‘Ōlelo’s revamped open mic service offered to all O‘ahu residents without censorship. It is your opportunity to exercise your First Amendment right. Click on the logo below to learn how you can create a message up to five minutes in length about an issue important to you.

SAY IT LOUD! Streamathon

‘Ōlelo’s first “streamathon” is a program celebrating free speech and the amazing work our producers & volunteers have done throughout the year. Hosted by Hawaiian 105 KINE’s Mele Apana and featuring a performance by Kapena plus the announcing of the 2020 Members of the Year, this is one event you do not want to miss!

Stand Together Freedom Drive

Island Focus – Free Speech Week Specials

The State of the Constitution

Evolution or Revolution: Civil Liberties Today

A discussion hosted by Beth-Ann Kozlovich.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Free Speech Week Proclamation

Honolulu Star Advertiser Opinion Piece


FCC Rule

Click on the image below to learn about the new FCC rule that challenges all public access organizations in the nation.


Useful links

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

– First Amendment to the United States Constitution