Speak Your Peace - Calendar

Programs Upon Request:

First Amendment Basics
This 60 minute presentation provides an overview of protected vs unprotected speech and guidelines on how to manage events that might involve a component of expressive speech.
Event Planning and Consulting
If you are planning a program or event which might involve protesting, counter protesting or any elements of expressive speech, you can request to meet with Kathy Adams Riester to review your event details to develop a plan for managing a successful event.

Please contact Kathy Adams Riester at kriester@email.arizona.edu or via phone at 520-626-0053 to schedule either of these programs.

Fall 2017

#speakyourpeace week

The Dean of Students Office is excited to host #speakyourpeace week to engage and educate the UA campus community on the value and importance of Free Speech.  Please join us for one of the following activities.  Thanks to ASUA, UA BookStores, and Cats After Dark for co-sponsoring these events.

Monday, October 16

Sign the ASUA Pledge to #speakyourpeace
UA Mall


First Amendment Monitor Training
Nugent Building

The Dean of Students Office will be hosting a First Amendment Monitor Training.  Once trained you can volunteer to serve as a monitor when we have university programs and events where there might be protesting or counter protesting.  In the past these events have included: Arizona Board of Regents meetings, large rallies on the UA mall, controversial speakers and large outdoor concerts.  This is also a great training if you will be holding any programs that might involve expressive speech.  If you are interested in attending the training, please RSVP to Kathy Adams Riester at kriester@email.arizona.edu by October 13, 2017.

Tuesday, October 17

Making Your Voice Heard Student Activist Panel – Hosted by ASUA
SUMC: Kiva Room

Come and hear how students from various UA groups are using their First Amendment rights to have their voices heard on campus and in the Tucson Community.  The panelists will provide insight and guidance on holding successful rallies and other events involving expressive speech.

Thursday, October 19

Cats After Dark Screening and Discussion of Footloose
UA Mall

Join Cats After Dark and Dr. Stephanie Troutman to view Footloose which includes themes of book burning and restrictions on public dancing.  There will be a short discussion of these themes following the movie.

Friday, October 20

HuffPost Listen to America Road Trip – Hosted by HuffPost,  the National Institute for Civil Discourse and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
UA Mall

We want to know: What does it mean to be American today? To find out, we’ve hit the road this fall and coming to Tucson, Arizona to interview people about their hopes, dreams, fears and definition of "being American." By converting a tour bus into a mobile video studio, we’ll capture conversations with people of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal: moving, multimedia storytelling that showcases what we share as Americans, rather than what divides us. For more details: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/feature/listen-to-america or contact Raquel Goodrich, NICD at rgoodrich@email.arizona.edu.

*All week in the UA Main BookStore
Banned Book Week Display

First Amendment Monitor Training

Thursday, August 21, 2017
10:00 - 11:00am

Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 - 11:00am

The Dean of Students Office is training faculty, staff and students to assist with monitoring events that include expressive activity to ensure that people’s First Amendment rights are upheld and that events are safe and successful. Training will take place in the Dean of Students Office which is in the Nugent Building.

Please RSVP to Kathy Adams Riester at kriester@email.arizona.edu if you are interested in attending.