First Amendment Days 2018

April 11-13, 2018, Iowa State University

Celebrate your First Amendment freedoms during Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication’s 16th annual First Amendment Days.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Depth and Dialogue Sessions for Iowa State students, faculty and staff; Ames community members; and local interest groups. The goal of these sessions is to develop an understanding of the First Amendment’s freedoms and then move into facilitated dialogue with the goal of exploring topics in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Students and educators are welcome to join our FAD events on Thursday. High school students will have the opportunity to work with student journalists from the Iowa State Daily.

9-10 a.m.

Democalypse March

What’s it like to live in a society without the First Amendment? High school students and their advisers/instructors are invited to participate in the Democalypse March to experience firsthand how life changes without each of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. After the march, Iowa State Daily staffers will work with students on a hands-on assignment.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Feast on the First celebration

Democalypse marchers are invited to join the Iowa State community for food, fun and demonstrations of the five freedoms on Iowa State’s Central Campus.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Are you interested in celebrating the First Amendment at your school or campus? Educators are invited to learn how to create your own First Amendment celebrations and events at schools, campuses, organizations and communities.

Want more information?

Email us to join our mailing list. Questions: Contact Mark Witherspoon, Editorial Adviser, Iowa State Daily Media Group.

The First Amendment Days celebration is hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily Media Group and the ISU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.