The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its eighth-annual First Amendment Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27. This campus-wide, daylong event is designed to both celebrate the First Amendment and explore its role in the lives of Carolina students. Students and other members of the university community will read from banned books, sing controversial music, and discuss the public university’s special role as a marketplace of ideas and the need to be tolerant when others exercise their rights. As always, First Amendment Day is observed during National Banned Books Week.
First Amendment Day is organized by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy with generous financial support from Charter Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable).