Mary Beth Tinker's Supreme Court case 49 years ago continues to shape Living Democracy daily!
Just this week, in the aftermath of the Florida massacre and the mobilization of high school students around the country to stage to protests and demonstrations about the national policy on guns, a Texas school district says it will suspend any student who takes part in a walkout or protest. They might think they have a case. But in actuality, the 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District Supreme Court case established the rights of high school students to express a point of view.
On Saturday February 24th, Living Democracy welcomes Mary Beth to discuss "The Constitutional Rights of Students and Young People with Regards to Freedom of Expression". The discussion takes place at 2:30 PM in the Wildcat Chamber at the Kansas State Student Union. Earlier that day, at 12 PM, the K-State Beach museum welcomes Manhattan area high school students and their teachers to meet Mary Beth during a pizza lunch. This free event is open to all area high school students and their teachers. Advance registration is required. To register, email Kathrine Walker Schlageck, Associate Curator of Education, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art firstname.lastname@example.org.