First Amendment Day 2011


On Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated its third annual First Amendment Day. This campus-wide, day-long event was designed to both celebrate the First Amendment and explore its role in the lives of Carolina students. Students and university community members read from banned books, sang banned music and discussed the importance of each of the rights protected by the First Amendment, the need to be tolerant when others exercise their rights and the public university’s special role as a marketplace of ideas. First Amendment Day was observed during National Banned Books Week.

First Amendment Day was organized by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy is a collaboration between the School of Media and Journalism and the School of Law.


First Amendment Day 2011 Video by The Daily Tar Heel

First Amendment Day 2011 Video by Cydney Swofford, Danielle Tepper, and Reema Khrais

Carolina Week – September 28, 2011

2011 First Amendment Day Keynote — Mary-Rose Papandrea

Video: Football, First Amendment panel


UNC’s First Amendment Day keynote speaker champions right to offensive speech
The Daily Tar Heel

UNC First Amendment Day panel discusses Psalm 100
The Daily Tar Heel

Twitter bans constitutionality debated at UNC football panel
The Daily Tar Heel

How Well Do You Know the First Amendment?
The Daily Tar Heel

Former UNC safety speaks out about NCAA, social media
WRAL Sports

What about the First Amendment?

Students express different views on Psalm 100 controversy
The Daily Tar Heel