The First Amendment, the bedrock of American freedom, is facing unprecedented threats in a period of rising incivility and intolerance. This disruption could undermine our democratic institutions. Moreover, learning more about the central role that the First Amendment plays in protecting all freedoms in our democratic system in the United States benefits citizens of all geographic locations, occupations and political beliefs.

In response, two free conferences have been organized to increase appreciation for fundamental liberties that are encompassed by the First Amendment: freedom of religion, expression, the press, public assembly and government petition.

These rights are essential to what unites us as Americans, no matter our backgrounds or political ideologies. Please join us in re-asserting the inestimable value of the First Amendment. Learn what you can do to strengthen its unifying power in your home community and on a broader scale to benefit our nation as a whole.

Registration for Conference I is closed.

Conference I, June 21-22

The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments present:

The First Amendment for the 21st Century: Current Threats and Community Responses.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

APRIL RYAN

Author and Political
Analyst for CNN

MICKEY EDWARDS

Former U.S. Congressman and Professor

JAMEEL JAFFER

Executive Director, Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University

ROB ROGERS

Editorial Cartoonist

INDIRA LAKSHMANAN 

Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at the Poynter Institute and columnist for The Boston Globe 

SAVE THE DATE

Conference II, October 21-22

The Pittsburgh Foundation and Duquesne University present:

A National Conference on the First Amendment: The Bedrock for American Freedoms.

 

Pre-Registration

Fill out the form below and we will put you on the list to be among the first to receive an invitation to: A National Conference on the First Amendment: The Bedrock for American Freedoms.

For more information please call: 412.391.5122

The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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