Voices of Reason—Joan Bertin: National Coalition Against Censorship

Tuesday, June 25th 2013 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 25th 2013 at 9:00 pm
University Settlement (in Speyer Hall) 184 Eldridge St. at Rivington St.

Join CFI-NYC and Joan Bertin to discuss recent NCAC censorship cases ranging from children's library books to university programs where individuals have attempted to impose religious views on an entire community. Joan will also talk about why the First Amendment has to protect everyone --including the Westboro Baptist Church-- in order to serve anyone.

Joan Bertin is the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, and has taught at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College, where she held the Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy. She frequently speaks and writes on legal and policy issues, and is the author of more than 30 chapters and articles in professional books and journals.

This talk will be followed by a reception with wine and light fare

Open to the public.
Suggested donation: $5 at the door

This event is part of our Voices of Reason lecture series that features leading thinkers on ethics, science, and religion.