UNI commemoration of inaugural Constitution Day, Sept. 20

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will commemorate the nation's inaugural Constitution Day with a special presentation of 'Free Speech in the Digital Age,' on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The one-hour video presentation is a debate hosted by National Public Radio's Margot Adler. The video will be shown simultaneously in three locations on the UNI campus: Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109; Communication Arts Center, Room 108; and Seerley Hall, Room 115. A 30-minute discussion led by UNI faculty will take place at each location immediately following the video.

The program will look at censorship in libraries, of textbooks and on the Internet. It also will examine the reasons for both safeguarding and limiting speech, including the protection of minors and community safety, ensuring a free marketplace of ideas, and guaranteeing democratic institutions.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Constitution Day, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/outreach/constitutionday.html



John Johnson, Constitution Day committee chair, (319) 273-7077
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728