The Bill of Rights was signed in 1791, establishing a code for what people living in the United States can and can’t do. The first amendment set some ground rules: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to assemble peacefully. You’d think these wouldn’t be controversial issues after 228 years, yet here we are. Providence Public Library presents First Amendment Frontiers, a conversation with a panel of people who work closely around these freedoms: Lee V. Gaines, Education Reporter, Illinois Public Media; Justin Hansford, Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Howard University; Lata Nott, Executive Director, First Amendment Center, Freedom Forum Institute; and Alan Rosenberg, Executive Editor, The Providence Journal. The panel is moderated by Ian Donnis from The Public’s Radio.
The event is open to the public, but advance registration is requested.