Celebrating the First Amendment

Now in its fifth year, First Amendment Day has become a tradition at UNC-Chapel Hill. This year’s celebration of free expression will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

So what is the day all about? It’s about three things that Congress (and state and local governments, via incorporation) cannot do:

1. make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

2. make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;

3. make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Your First Amendment freedoms will be the focus throughout the day at UNC on Sept. 24. Here’s the full schedule of events. If you can’t be on campus, you can follow the fun on Twitter using the hashtag #UNCfree.

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