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Censorship, Fact-Checking, and the First Amendment: Home

This guide was made to accompany the two-part series on media, censorship, and First Amendment rights.






Resources for Valencia Students

BayCare Student Assistance Programs
Valencia College has contracted with a private and confidential counseling service to free counseling sessions for students. Examples might include stress, relationship/family issues, alcohol/drug problems, eating disorders, depression, and gender issues. Students who are experiencing any of these issues and who are enrolled in classes at Valencia should call the toll-free number 1-800-878-5470 to speak to a professional counselor. 

Valencia College Equal Opportunity Office
Valencia College strives to be a community in which all members can learn and work in an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, sexual assault, stalking, discrimination, intimidation, and/or retaliation. 

Students who have experienced any of these behaviors recently or in the past, whether at the College, in the home, or elsewhere, are encouraged to reach out to the Equal Opportunity team for assistance. 
For more information, contact Equal Opportunity at or

Educational Resources

Resources for Men

Ending Gender-Based Violence: Men as Part of the Solution

Juan Carlos Areán, Program Director, Children & Youth Program at Futures without Violence

Juan Carlos’ areas of expertise include engaging men to end violence, working with DV offenders, the intersection of fatherhood and DV, cultural approaches to end violence, facilitation, and curriculum writing. He was previously the Director of the National Latino Network at Casa de Esperanza and the Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist at Harvard University. Juan Carlos is an active trainer who has led hundreds of workshops and presentations throughout the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean.


as well as in Europe and Asia.



Jackson Katz: Katz is one of the few American male scholars who speak to men on the issue of men's leadership in promoting gender equality and preventing gender violence. 
His TEDx talk, Violence Against Women: It’s a Men’s Issue, has more than 4.9 million views and is available with subtitles in 27 languages. 

Featured Work:
Ten Things Men Can Do To Prevent Gender Violence

NPR  - 'To Raise A Boy' Author On Addressing Sexual Violence Against Boys

NPR Podcast - 1A - How To Raise Boys





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Orange and Osceola County Community Resources

Orlando Area Resources

Harbor House of Central Florida

Domestic violence organization serving residents of Orange County, Florida
Confidential 24-hour hotline: (407) 886-2856
Help Now Osceola
Domestic violence organization serving residents of Osceola County, Florida
Confidential 24-hour hotline: (407) 847-8562
SafeHouse of Seminole
Domestic violence organization serving residents of Seminole County, Florida
Confidential 24-hour hotline: (407) 330-3933
Victim Service Center of Central Florida
Rape crisis center for Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties Confidential 24-hour hotline: (407) 500-4325
Zebra Coalition
Network of organizations that provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and all youth (LGBTQ+) ages 13 – 24
Hotline: (407) 228-1446
National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) (800) 656-4673

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Love is Respect (866) 331-9474 or text LOVEIS to 22522


Suggested Feature-Length Films

Shouting FireThis documentary delves into the history and current state of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Detailing how the protection and exercise of free speech have changed and how global politics influences these trends, the film studies a number of free speech cases, many of them post-9/11. 

The Pleasure of Being Out of StepNat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of ‘alternative’ journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity, and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act

Selected Books on Peace and Justice at Valencia College

The Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College promotes peace and justice for all. Our aim is to nurture an inclusive, caring and respectful environment on campus and within our community - one where conflict leads to growth and transformation rather than violence or aggression.

The Initiative is guided by its mission: All People, All Voices, All Matter: Making a difference by intentionally engaging in practices and principles that explore, advocate, and honor the dignity of self, others, and the earth.

Principles: How We Treat Each Other Our practice of respect and community building.
Prepared by the Peace and Justice Institute with considerable help from the works of Peter Block, Parker Palmer, the Dialogue Group and the Center for Renewal and Wholeness in Higher Education.


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