About the Florida Free Speech Forum

Purposes of the organization:

  1. To advocate, protect, and defend freedom of speech through open dialogue.
  2. To provide monthly forums, seminars, and workshops at which persons of every belief and political persuasion may be heard and questioned.
  3. To provide a platform for the rational examination of public issues and community concerns, particularly those of social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental importance to Florida.

As an expression of the rational examination of ideas through free speech, the Florida Free Speech Forum, Inc., seeks the enhancement of life and freedom. This organization is open to public participation and endorses a belief in open and constructive dialogue.

Programs are led by guest speakers on various subjects. Speakers are granted 30 minutes for presentation, followed by an additional 30 minute question and response session, on the subjects that are presented. Views expressed by the speakers reflect their views, not those of the Forum. The Forum's programs with speakers are at noon on the second Monday of each month at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center at 2900 SW 13th Street. Make a reservation for the buffet lunch held at 11:30 AM by calling (352) 335-3938 or using the online registration form by the Wednesday before the Forum. The presentations begin promptly at noon. Radio broadcasts are monthly on WUFT-FM. You may listen to online broadcasts of our current programs on the Archive Page.

Radio broadcasts of Forums are on the last Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM on WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM.

Board Of Directors


Jon Reiskind

Vice President

Warren Nielsen


Susan Sonsini


Billie Staff

Past President

Leveda Brown

Program Chairs

Paul Hargrave


Paul Hargrave
Alice Primack
Jay Whitehead
Jim Clayton

Essential Volunteers and Collaborators

Web Masters

Jay Whitehead,
Alice Primack,
Mark D. Granto


Please use our contact form if you have any questions or would like additional information.