NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Providence Community Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefac.org

The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 26 at the Providence Community Library, Olneyville Branch, 1 Olneyville Square in Providence, R.I.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling 401.421.4084 x4301 or emailing jmorra@provcomlib.org.

Speakers include:


LINDA BORG | Borg has been a reporter at The Providence Journal for 35 years, the last 15 covering public education and, more recently, Rhode Island colleges. Her favorites hobbies are swimming, keeping her dog out of trouble, and riding horses out West.

STEVEN BROWN | Brown is executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and has served in the role for more than 30 years. He also served as executive director of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union and worked at the Philadelphia ACLU.

STEPH MACHADO | Machado joined WPRI in June 2015 as a reporter. She covers politics and general assignment news, holding government officials accountable at the Rhode Island State House and tracking crime and punishment in Southern New England.

G. WAYNE MILLER (moderator) | Miller is a staff writer at The Providence Journal and a Visiting Fellow at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, where he is co-founder and director of the Story in the Public Square program.


NEFAC offers discussions on journalism and the First Amendment as part of its Featured Speaker Program, launched in January 2018 to help increase First Amendment education in high schools, college classrooms and community centers. NEFAC recently presented at Brown University; at the Nackey Loeb School in Manchester, N.H.; to a political delegation in Boston; at a church in Providence; and at the South Hero Library in Vermont; among other New England locations and audiences.


NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, the Barr Foundation, The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Boston Globe, WBUR and Boston University. 

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