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Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021

Student Panel: First Amendment, Student Activism and Campus Climate

Apr 13, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

Student activists representing Students Against Racism, the International Student Council, Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and the Iowa State Daily will share their experiences in mobilizing others on campus to create change. They will also discuss the challenge of dealing with hateful speech and share ways more students can get involved. A First Amendment Days event.

Wednesday, 14 Apr 2021

Virtual workshop: Signs of the Times Protest Art

Apr 14, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Arts, performances Lectures Student activities

Join us for a hands-on interactive session learning to create your own protest art led by Sherry Berghefer, associate teaching professor in the Greenlee School. Whether signs for a march or posters for your wall, you'll learn the basic elements to consider when creating your own protest works. A First Amendment Days event.

Art of Resistance At Iowa State: A Virtual Exploration

Apr 14, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Arts, performances Lectures Student activities

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. A First Amendment Days event.

Thursday, 15 Apr 2021

ISCORE Encore Presentation: Activism in the Music Industry

Apr 15, 2021

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Student activities

When we think of the First Amendment and the power of protest, we may not immediately think of music. In this Depth & Dialogue session, ISU student Durga Sritharan shares why we should. Find out how music is one of the most powerful forms of expression, providing an avenue for several centuries for underrepresented individuals and groups to express their voices, thoughts, and emotions. Q&A will follow. A First Amendment Days event.

Lecture: Think Like a Journalist with Andrea Sahouri

Apr 15, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was covering a Black Lives Matter protest when a Des Moines police officer arrested her. She and others made it clear she was a journalist, but prosecutors refused to drop the charges. After a 3-day jury trial, Sahouri was acquitted in under two hours. Sahouri will share her harrowing story, talk about the importance of a free press and answer questions. A First Amendment Days event.

Lecture: A Protest is Worth 1,000 Pictures

Apr 15, 2021

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

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 and Dialogue session. A First Amendment Days event.

Lecture: When Objectivity Stops

Apr 15, 2021

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

During last summer's Black Lives Matter protests in Washington, D.C., journalist and Ames native Will Fowler, a science writer for WE&T, and freelance journalist and editor, headed to the streets. At first intending to observe the demonstrations as a reporter, he quickly became involved with the movement directly. Can a reporter become so entangled in a story that remaining objective becomes impossible? A First Amendment Days event.

Awards: Pawsies First Amendment Pet Film Competition

Apr 15, 2021

6:00 PM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Meetings, receptions Student activities

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. A First Amendment Days event.

Friday, 16 Apr 2021

Virtual Workshop: You Can't Say That! Cancel Culture and the First Amendment

Apr 16, 2021

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

Examine the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, three workshop sessions use current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars. This session will be led by Andrea Frantz, Buena Vista University, and Frank LoMonte, Director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, University of Florida. A First Amendment Days event.

Virtual Workshop: You Can't Say That! Cancel Culture and the First Amendment

Apr 16, 2021

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

Examine the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, three workshop sessions use current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars. Registration is required. This session will be led by Andrea Frantz, Buena Vista University, and Frank LoMonte, Director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, University of Florida. A First Amendment Days event.

Virtual Workshop: Free Assembly in a Time of Polarization

Apr 16, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

Examine the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, three workshop sessions use current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars. Registration is required. This session will be led by Brian Steffen, Simpson College, Mark Stringer, ACLU of Iowa, Pam Parry, Southeast Missouri State, and Ken Paulson, Middle Tennessee State University. A First Amendment Days event.

Virtual Workshop: Making Free Speech an Ally on Campus

Apr 16, 2021

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

Examine the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, three workshop sessions use current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars. Registration is required. This session will be led by Julie Roosa, Iowa State University, Nadine Strossen, New York University Law School, and Gene Policinski, Freedom Forum Institute, First Amendment Center. A First Amendment Days event.

Student Discussion: Raise Your Voice

Apr 16, 2021

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

"Raise Your Voice" documentary director and producer Maribeth Romslo and First Amendment advocate Mary Beth Tinker will participate in a two-part, live discussion about the power of social movements through youth free speech in America. A First Amendment Days event for high school and Iowa State students. Register in advance.

Student Discussion: Raise Your Voice

Apr 16, 2021

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Online

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures Student activities

"Raise Your Voice" documentary director and producer Maribeth Romslo and First Amendment advocate Mary Beth Tinker will participate in a two-part, live discussion about the power of social movements through youth free speech in America. A First Amendment Days event for high school and Iowa State students. Register in advance.

Livestream: The Fashion Show

Apr 16, 2021

7:00 PM

Virtual

free

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Arts, performances Student activities

The Fashion Show is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation. The show features student-designed garments both on the runway and in mounted exhibitions. Both nights will be livestreamed free from Reiman Gardens; no public admission allowed.

Saturday, 17 Apr 2021

Livestream: The Fashion Show

Apr 17, 2021

7:00 PM

Virtual

free

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Arts, performances Student activities

The Fashion Show is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation. The show features student-designed garments both on the runway and in mounted exhibitions. Both nights will be livestreamed free from Reiman Gardens; no public admission allowed.

Friday, 23 Apr 2021

Cyclone Voice

Apr 23, 2021

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

Free

General Events Student activities

Pop/hip-hop musician Gnash will host Iowa State University's annual singing competition, Cyclone Voice. The event will feature 14 ISU students vying to become the next Cyclone Voice. Doors will open by 6:30 p.m.

Monday, 26 Apr 2021

Prep Week: Meditation

Apr 26, 2021

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library south lawn

free

University Library Student activities

Student Counseling Services staff bring tranquility to help focus attention during stressful times. Face coverings required. Rain location: Parks Library upper rotunda.

Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021

Prep Week: Meditation

Apr 27, 2021

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library south lawn

free

University Library Student activities

Student Counseling Services staff bring tranquility to help focus attention during stressful times. Face coverings required. Rain location: Parks Library upper rotunda.

Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021

Prep Week: Simple yoga

Apr 28, 2021

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library south lawn

free

University Library Student activities

Recreation Services staff introduce simple, low impact yoga techniques, which relax the body and calm the mind. Face coverings required. Rain location: Parks Library upper rotunda.

Thursday, 29 Apr 2021

Prep Week: Simple yoga

Apr 29, 2021

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library south lawn

free

University Library Student activities

Recreation Services staff introduce simple, low impact yoga techniques, which relax the body and calm the mind. Face coverings required. Rain location: Parks Library upper rotunda.

Friday, 30 Apr 2021

Prep Week: Boost your mood

Apr 30, 2021

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library south lawn

free

University Library Student activities

Student Wellness staff give prompts to help participants boost their mood, enhance well-being and improve working memory. Consider bringing something to sit on. Face coverings required. Rain location: Parks Library upper rotunda.