Civic Awareness Series examines First Amendment freedoms Sept. 9

  • Ian Rosenberg, author of "The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms"

    Ian Rosenberg, author of "The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms"

 
 
Posted9/1/2021 8:43 PM

The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton continue their acclaimed Civic Awareness Series with a virtual program featuring Ian Rosenberg, author of "The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms," published in 2021.

His presentation via Zoom will begin at 7 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, Sept. 9. The program is free, but registration is required at Cantigny.org. Registrants will receive a Zoom link before the event.

 

Rosenberg is a media lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Since 2003, he has served as legal counsel for ABC News. A Cornell Law School graduate, Rosenberg is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and a law professor at Brooklyn College.

Kirkus Reviews describes "The Fight for Free Speech": "A deep dive into 10 precedent-setting legal actions that helped define the scope--and limits--of the First Amendment...The toughest nut in the book is the dividing line between hate speech and free speech, a discussion that anyone in media and legal circles will want to study closely. Essential reading for journalists, political activists, and ordinary citizens alike."

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy and does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The League of Women Voters of Wheaton serves the people of Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago, Warrenville and Carol Stream. Learn more at wheatonlwvil.org.

Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities.

Cantigny Park is open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset and closes an hour after sunset on Wednesdays. The Robert R. McCormick House, a historic house museum, is currently closed for renovation and will reopen to the public in 2022. More information and a calendar of events is online at Cantigny.org.

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