College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2016 First Amendment Day Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 21

Democalypse March
9–10 a.m., meet at Hamilton Hall

Want to know what it’s like to live in a society without the First Amendment? Join us for the Democalypse March to experience firsthand how life changes without each of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Feast on the First
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Central Campus

Join the Greenlee School for a celebration of the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment. 

Event is open to all ISU students and groups participating in the First Amendment Celebration. ISU student organizations will be on site advocating their causes and ties to the five freedoms.

"The Press, the Presidency, and the Campaign"
Keynote Speaker: Steve Thomma
Sun Room, ISU Memorial Union
7 p.m. 

Steve Thomma is Senior White House Correspondent and political editor for McClatchy. A former president of White House Correspondents Association, Thomma has written about Washington issues since 1987. Before joining the Washington Bureau's national staff in 1994, he was the St. Paul Pioneer Press's Washington correspondent and won the National Press Club's award for best regional reporting. He previously worked for the Pioneer Press in Minnesota, the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette in Indiana and City News Bureau in Chicago. Thomma won the Aldo Beckman Award for distinguished White House coverage for his campaign work in 2000.

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