People gather for Free Speech Festival in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) A group of people gathered for the first Roanoke Free Speech Festival. Organizers want to educate people about the importance of free speech. Attendees heard from a group of diverse speakers on the importance of the first amendment.

"I hope people remember that there's a reason its the first amendment and freedom of speech is important, we need to remind our youth, our children going into college and everyone. Our ability to disagree gives us the ability to agree, "said Chris Muse, the event organizer.

Muse also says he is open to having this event again.