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First Amendment Workshop, Session 2 – Free Assembly in a Time of Polarization

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The culmination of our weeklong First Amendment Days celebration is a one-, two-, or three-hour workshop designed to examine more deeply the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, each 50-minutes session uses current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars. Free and open to the public, sign up for one, two or all three sessions. Registration is required. 

  • Brian Steffen, Simpson College
  • Mark Stringer, ACLU of Iowa
  • Pam Parry, Southeast Missouri State
  • Ken Paulson, Middle Tennessee State University

This is the second of three First Amendment Workshop sessions led by First Amendment experts on Friday, April 16. Learn more about and sign up for Session 1 and Session 3.

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First Amendment Days, April 12-16, 2021, is Iowa State University’s annual weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms – religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. It’s hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s First Amendment Committee. See the complete schedule.