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The First Amendment for the 21st Century

JCC Katz Theater, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill

September 23, 2019

The First Amendment for the 21st Century: A Conference in Squirrel Hill About Our Nation’s Tensions with Freedom of Religion

The Conference is sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Loving Kindness and is funded by The Pittsburgh Foundation.

The First Amendment for the 21st Century is one of a series created by The Pittsburgh Foundation to examine First Amendment issues “grounded in our deep concern about current threats to foundational freedoms that together constitute our democracy.”  The conference will include speakers, panelists and a town hall meeting to address the issue of freedom of religion from a variety of perspectives.

Featured keynote speakers:

  • Michael McConnell , Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
  • Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, whose reports air regularly on NPR’s critically acclaimed All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, focusing primarily on the activities and politics of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Coming Events
Mar 23 – Dec 31
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Mar 24 – Dec 31
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Jul 5 – Dec 31
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Jul 7 – Dec 31
12:15-12:45 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Ron Symons – Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45 pm Join with Rabbi Ron Symons in discussion around the most important issues of our day.  More than a current events class, these gatherings afford us the opportunity to ground our perspectives in values that humans have been holding dear for thousands of years and...