Lecture: Think Like a Journalist with Andrea Sahouri

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Date/Time:Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Contact:Julie Roosa,
Channel:Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Categories:Lectures Student activities
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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.

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First Amendment Days
First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. A diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities are offered on campus every spring as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms.