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Monday, July 21, 2008

First Amendment Class update - A Look at Freedom of Speech with Special Guests

We’re continuing our look at the First Amendment today, at 3pm at Jimmy Keel Public Library in Tampa, with an examination of the free speech clause:

Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.

To help make the concept of free speech meaningful and relevant, we’ll be joined this afternoon by a couple of folks from the community with some interesting first hand experiences in free speech.

BetteJo Indelicato, of the Florida Peace Action Network, who traveled to Iraq as part of a Peace Team organized by Voices for Creative Non-Violence and now spends a lot of her time exercising her right to free speech throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.


Mark Nash, a local community activist and field director for Hillsborough County Commission candidate, Kevin Beckner. Mr. Nash has been a producer on Tampa Bay Community Network (TBCN) on public access television, and has hosted shows like Voice of Pride, an LGBT news, views and events show. He also serves on the boards of the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council and Winter Pride Tampa Bay.

In addition, we’ll be viewing portions of a couple of different films, and exploring various ideas about free speech through some situational ethics exercises.

You do not have to have attended previous classes to attend this one, or any future classes. Companion material can be found online at the University of LIFE . The class is most appropriate for ages 12+ .

On Monday, August 4th, we’ll be looking at freedom of the press issues, and on August 18th, we’ll be wrapping up the First Amendment class with an examination of the rights to assemble and petition.

Classes are held at Jimmy Keel Public Library at 2902 W Bearss Ave, in Tampa, from 3pm – 5pm.

Email willinghamster@gmail.com for more information. No RSVP necessary for this afternoon. Just join in!


Terri Willingham