The First Amendment Day ‘Liberty Tree’ at Iowa State

By July 25, 2011

Photo by Kelsey Kremer, Iowa State Daily

Back in April, FIRE Vice President of Programs Adam Kissel traveled to Ames, Iowa, to speak at the First Amendment Day 2011 celebration at Iowa State University (ISU). Here he is with ISU student Ivy Christianson and Executive Director of the Student Press Law Center Frank LoMonte, helping plant the "Liberty Tree" on April 7 on ISU’s Central Campus.

According to the Iowa State Daily, the Liberty Tree was planted "as part of the Liberty Tree initiative, which promotes First Amendment activities across the nation." Gene Policinski, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the First Amendment Center, described this initiative on the occasion at Iowa State; it is an effort of the "1 for All" First Amendment campaign, of which FIRE is a member.