First Amendment Day Opening Ceremony

Date(s) - 09/29/2015
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Front Steps of Carroll Hall

Carroll HallHelp us kick off Carolina’s seventh-annual First Amendment Day!

Several members of the Carolina community will speak about our First Amendment freedoms and the value of those freedoms to UNC’s mission, to our democracy, and to our selves. Also speaking will be Buck Yarborough, senior director of government relations-NC for Time Warner Cable, which generously funded the day’s activities. Yarborough is past president and a current member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Cable Telecommunications Association.

These are the others who will speak:

  • William “Bill” Marshall, Kenan Professor of Law at UNC. Marshall has published extensively on freedom of speech and teaches First Amendment and media law. Marshall was deputy White House counsel and deputy assistant to the President of the United States during the Clinton Administration.  He also has served as the solicitor general of the State of Ohio. 
  • Rachel Gogal, student body vice president. Rachel is a public relations and political science major from Raleigh. 
  • Cathy Packer, W. Horace Carter Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism and co-director of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. Packer teaches media law.

This event was organized by UNC School of Media and Journalism Associate Professor Michael Hoefges.

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