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SPPAR Freedom Night: A First Amendment Trivia Contest

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of … a trivia night! Join us for a fun night of trivia all about our five freedoms of the First: Speech, Press, Petition, Assembly, Religion (SPPAR) and more! Bring your friends. Win prizes. All university Covid-19 protocols will be followed. Host: Laura Drummy (student project leader, … Continue reading SPPAR Freedom Night: A First Amendment Trivia Contest

April 7, 2021, 7:00pm | Towers Commons

Art of Resistance at Iowa State: A Virtual Exploration

The First Amendment’s right to assemble and to petition is not the only path toward change. Art can be a highly effective form of resistance. Join the experts from University Museums on a virtual exploration of works of art on campus that seek to challenge the status quo. Questions from the audience will be encouraged. … Continue reading Art of Resistance at Iowa State: A Virtual Exploration

April 14, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm

First Amendment Workshop, Session 3 – Making Free Speech an Ally on Campus

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 … Continue reading First Amendment Workshop, Session 3 – Making Free Speech an Ally on Campus

April 16, 2021, 11:00-11:50am | virtual via Zoom. Registration required.

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

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

April 16, 2021, 10:00-10:50am | virtual via Zoom. Registration required.

First Amendment Workshop, Session 1 – You Can’t Say That! Cancel Culture and the First Amendment

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 … Continue reading First Amendment Workshop, Session 1 – You Can’t Say That! Cancel Culture and the First Amendment

April 16, 2021, 9:00-9:50am | virtual via Zoom. Registration required.

Pawsies – Pet Film Competition Awards Presentation

  The First Amendment Committee will announce the winners of the “Pawsies,” the First Amendment Days Pet Film Competition. Vote for your favorite through April 9 in our online poll. Host: Gary Sawyer, Greenlee assistant teaching professor Event recording: https://youtu.be/Ksz51b0WOz8 First Amendment Days, April 12-16, 2021, is Iowa State University’s annual weeklong celebration of our First … Continue reading Pawsies – Pet Film Competition Awards Presentation

April 15, 2021, 6:00pm | virtual via Webex

A Protest is Worth 1,000 Pictures – Michael Englund

When protesters gathered last summer in Des Moines to advocate for social justice, Greenlee alumnus Michael Englund knew he needed to grab his camera. See his pictures and hear his story during this compelling Depth & Dialogue session. Englund (’17, advertising) will share why photojournalism is so important, how to be prepared for any scenario … Continue reading A Protest is Worth 1,000 Pictures – Michael Englund

April 15, 2021, 1:10-2:00pm | virtual via Webex

Think Like A Journalist: Arrested on the Job – Andrea Sahouri

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouriwas covering a Black Lives Matter protest last year when she was pepper sprayed in the face and arrested by a Des Moines police officer. Sahouri and others made it clear she was a journalist, but prosecutors refused to drop the charges. After a three-day jury trial, it took jurors … Continue reading Think Like A Journalist: Arrested on the Job – Andrea Sahouri

April 15, 2021, 12:00pm | virtual via YouTube Live

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

Nadine 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 on constitutional and civil liberties issues, her media appearances include 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The Daily Show, and other news … Continue reading Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship – Nadine Strossen

April 14, 2021, 7:00pm | virtual via Webex

Signs of the Times Protest Art Workshop

Join us for a hands-on interactive session learning to create your own protest art. Whether signs for a march or posters for your wall, you’ll learn the basic elements to consider when creating your own protest works. You will need: Foamboard or posterboard (cardboard will also work) Markers or paint Stencils (optional) Something you believe … Continue reading Signs of the Times Protest Art Workshop

April 14, 2021, 10:00-11:00am | virtual via Webex