First Amendment Days Schedule

Events will be added as they are confirmed.



Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America – Bonnie Siegler (tentative)

With Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America, Bonnie Siegler combines her two passions to showcase a collection of visual expressions of resistance throughout American history. In hundreds of iconic, smart, angry, clever, unforgettable images, Signs of Resistance chronicles what truly makes America great: citizens unafraid of speaking truth to power. Many of these images throughout our history are as relevant today as they were then. And like history itself, some offer hope, some will make us laugh and some will take our breath away. Siegler, voted one of the 50 most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA, founded and runs the award-winning design studio Eight and a Half. She is best known for her design work for Saturday Night Live, the Criterion Collection, HBO, Late Night with Seth Meyers, StoryCorps, Participant Media, and Newsweek. First Amendment Days Keynote

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Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship
A Conversation with Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen is a leading First Amendment and human rights advocate who argues that free speech, not censorship, is the best way to resist hate and promote other fundamental concerns, including equality, dignity, diversity, inclusivity, democracy and social harmony. In a conversational, question-and-answer format, Strossen, along with student and campus leaders, will talk about the conundrum of hate speech – what it is, why it happens, and what to do about it. Strossen is a professor of Constitutional Law at New York Law School and the first woman national President of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she served from 1991 through 2008. A frequent speaker and media commentator on constitutional and civil liberties issues, she has testified before Congress on multiple occasions, including about hate speech on campus and in social media. Copies of Strossen’s book will be available for purchase and signing after the event. Light refreshments will be served. First Amendment Days Keynote

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