Express yourself on First Amendment Day

Flyers at the Park Library promote events for First Amendment Day at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The 10th annual First Amendment Day at UNC-Chapel Hill is Tuesday, Sept. 25. Here is what it’s all about:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of expression deserves a day of recognition and celebration. The events on campus this year include a discussion of public art and memorials and a reading of banned books. The keynote speaker is Siva Vaidhyanathan of the University of Virginia, who will speak on the role of Facebook in our democracy.

All sessions are free and open to all. I hope to see you there. You can also follow the fun on social media with the hashtag #uncfree.

Express yourself!