Iowa State University’s First Amendment Days offers attendees an annual opportunity to celebrate their First Amendment rights. This year, the celebration is virtual with a full lineup of online lectures and events April 12-16. All events are free and open to the public.
Join us for a panel discussion with Greenlee student media representatives in honor of #StudentPressFreedom Day, a national day of action to celebrate and support student journalists. With the theme Journalism Against the Odds, hear first-hand how ISU student editors, reporters and producers work tirelessly to provide exceptional news coverage despite challenges. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
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.