Sponsored by the Los Angeles Loyolan and ASLMU, First Amendment Week exists to raise awareness and appreciation of the First Amendment and the protections it provides for freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. This year’s event, featuring activist Monica Lewinsky, is the 18th annual event.

Schedule:

Feb. 13 — Iggy Bobblehead Giveaway.: Go Lions! Gersten Pavilion, 8 p.m. Presented by the Los Angeles Loyolan.

Feb. 18 — Voices of Modern Media: Representation in Journalism: The Hill, 5-7 p.m. Co-sponsored by NABJ, OBSS, ASLMU and the Loyolan.

Feb. 19 — Reclaiming Our Stories featuring Monica Lewinsky: Burns Back Court, doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by ASLMU and the Loyolan, OneCard required for entry.

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Feb. 20 — Slam for Social Justice: A Night of Brews and Ballads: The Living Room, 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by GSLMU, ASLMU, and the Loyolan.

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In contemporary America, our First Amendment is challenged every day. Examples are everywhere: a 2019 Gallup poll showed trust in the media at a dismal 41%, the White House barred journalists from press conferences, athletes are banned from protesting and universities struggle to invite cont…

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As First Amendment Week is on the horizon, here is background information about guest speaker, Monica Lewinsky.

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“We talk a lot about our right to freedom of expression, but we need to talk more about our responsibility to freedom of expression. We all want to be heard, but let's acknowledge the difference between speaking up with intention and speaking up for attention.”