Greenlee to host First Amendment Days April 11-15

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The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will host First Amendment Days April 11-15, a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment Freedoms—religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. The week offers a diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms.

Now in its 20th year, First Amendment Days is the longest-running continual student-led First Amendment celebration at any university in the U.S. The celebration is organized by the First Amendment Committee, which is made up of members of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and the Iowa State Daily Media Group.

Please click here to view the full schedule of events throughout the week.

Highlighted events – limited time only!

Film Screening—“At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

In connection with the keynote lecture by Hon. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, we are pleased to make available a free, limited-time screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal.

The screening link will expire on April 11.

Political Compass Test—Olivia Petsche and Ryan Hurley, First Amendment Committee Members

Fitting into the theme “Dare to Speak, Dare to Listen,” Olivia Petsche and Ryan Hurley worked together to utilize the popular The Political Compass test to create a visual of ISU students’ political alignments. Through this project, Petsche and Hurley hope to convey that although we live in a politically diverse climate, we are more alike than what the media portrays and the differences we do have should be celebrated.

Take the test here.

Wednesday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the First Amendment Day series, please joinn us to hear Suzanne Nossel present “Dare to Speak, Dare to Listen: Protecting Free Speech on the Frontlines.”

WebEx Link

Nossel currently serves as the chief executive officer of PEN America, the leading human rights and free expression organization, and she is author of “Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All.”

Additional questions?

Please feel free to email Julia Roosa, adjunct assistant professor and First Amendment specialist in the Greenlee School.