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Stand Up, Speak Up! Tinker v. Des Moines Turns 50

Drake University will mark the 50th anniversary of Tinker v. Des Moines, the landmark legal case that established the free speech rights of students in public schools, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room. Mary Beth and John Tinker, plaintiffs in the case, along with Drake students, will lead a conversation on the values and challenges of freedom of expression. The event is co-sponsored by the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Drake School of Education, the Drake Law School, Cowles Library, and the Drake Department of Political Science. It is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, contact Kathleen Richardson, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at Kathleen.richardson@drake.edu or (515) 271-2295.


Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00pm

Cowles Library, Reading Room 2725 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311

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Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Law Students, Graduate Students



School of Journalism and Mass Communication
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Kathleen Richardson

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Denise Ganpat

Denise Ganpat left a positive review 2/26/2019

The speakers, student panelists, and other interactive elements of the event went well. Attendance was approximately 150, so that was a great crowd.