Whitney Mason, junior in public relations, and Rheya Spigner, KCCI 8 News anchor and reporter, will be recognized at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 12, as part of the 2019 First Amendment Days celebration.
The Greenlee School hosts its 17th annual First Amendment Days April 8 through 12, and the celebration is bigger than ever! This year’s theme is “Express Yourself.” The schedule includes panels, a workshop, the Feast on the First with an art demo by artist and influencer Timmy Ham (@iamsloth), and a lecture and live performance by Simon Tam of The Slants. See the complete schedule online.
Simon Tam of The Slants, will present “A Name Worth Fighting For: How Being Asian Got Me in Trouble,” at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Memorial Union Great Hall as part of First Amendment Days, April 8-12. The First Amendment series will continue on April 23 with “Shut Up and Dance,” a musical celebration of the First Amendment.
Director Angela Powers and First Amendment Specialist Julie Roosa spoke with Justin Surrency of WHO-TV about the new Iowa First Amendment law and Iowa State University’s upcoming First Amendment Days celebration.
A leading constitutional law scholar who helped draft the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms will discuss the current state of democracy in a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall. This event is part of First Amendment Days.
The 2018 Greenlee School and Kappa Tau Alpha Diversity & Inclusion Awards will be presented to Emily Blobaum, senior in journalism and mass communication, and Ally Karsyn, Siouxland Public Media arts producer and announcer, on April 13 at 9 a.m. in 169 Hamilton Hall on the Iowa State University campus.