UNA Pressroom

First Amendment Month Continues With Guest Speakers April 26 And 28

Apr. 14, 2011



Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama's celebration of First Amendment Month will continue April 26, when Barrett Shelton, retired publisher of The Decatur Daily, visits campus to discuss "The Importance of the Local Newspaper." Shelton's presentation will be followed April 28 by Dr. James Calvin Davis, associate professor of ethics and American religious history at Middlebury College in Vermont, who will speak on "The First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Civility." Both presentations will be at 7:30 p.m. in the UNA Communications Building, room 131. A reception in Communications Building room 115 will follow both presentations. Also as a part of First Amendment Month, the Communications Building is housing a display of more than 30 works of art illustrating the five freedoms. The works were created by area students in grades 3-8. The basic rights guaranteed by the First Amendment are the focus of a month of activities hosted by the UNA Department of Communications and sponsored by a Liberty Tree Initiative grant from One for All, the First Amendment Center, the Newseum, the McCormick Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the American Society of News Editors. For more information on First Amendment Month, contact the UNA Department of Communications at 256-765-4247.

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