The Caucus Cup Debate – Sun Room, Memorial Union 8:00 p.m.
The ISU Democrats and College Republicans face off in a debate addressing the most important political issues in the world… as determined by the audience. The side with the best arguments and rebuttals will win the coveted Caucus Cup for the year.
Tuesday, April 9:
Poetry Slam – The Space for Ames, Registration at 7:30 p.m., Slam starts at 8:00 p.m.
The most creative and energetic local poets try to out-poet one another in the annual slam. Audience participation is encouraged before, during and after performances.
Wednesday, April 10:
Freedom of Art Panel – Great Hall, Memorial Union 6:00 p.m.
A sculptor, cartoonist and theater critic join forces to discuss their experiences and challenges with the First Amendment within the art world.
Keynote: Social Media and the First Amendment – Great Hall, Memorial Union 8 p.m.
Is your tweet protected speech? What about your Facebook pics? Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, explains what rights we really have online.
Thursday, April 11:
Freedom March – Steps of Ames City Hall, 9:00 a.m.
Hazelwood is a court decision that can sicken students’ right to free speech. Join us as we march from the steps of Ames City Hall to the steps of Iowa State’s office of the president to help Cure Hazelwood. Make signs. Write a chant. Bring your marchin’ shoes.
High School Journalism Programs Support the First Amendment – Hamilton Hall,10:30 a.m.
Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, leads this workshop by addressing questions from students and advisers about how to improve the condition of their high school journalism program. The workshop ends with a tour of some of Iowa State’s nationally known student media.
Feast on the First Amendment – Central Campus, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The entire ISU campus can celebrate their First Amendment rights by eating a free lunch while watching or participating in soap box debates, stand up comedy, local music, and chalking the sidewalks of campus to name a few. Have something to say? Here’s your place.