Celebrating the First Amendment

The First Amendment to the Constitution is something to cherish. It allows Americans to speak, to assemble and to worship. We can report, publish and Tweet.

Each year, the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy sponsors First Amendment Day on campus. The day’s events include a reading of banned books, panel discussions and a keynote address. There’s even a First Amendment trivia contest at a local bar.

It all happens on Tuesday, Oct. 2. I hope to see you there. You can also follow the day’s events on Twitter.

UPDATE: Students in my editing course used Storify to recap the events of the day. See examples of their work here and here.