A cornerstone of democracy, the First Amendment protects our freedoms of expression, petition, press and religion.

It affects (and makes possible) all aspects of our lives, yet is consistently being threatened by the same democratic body that established it. The 1st Amendment Society aims to raise the public consciousness of these rights by advocating on behalf of and organizing events that promote the arts, journalism and civil liberties.



Because we all have to fight for your right to free speech.

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July 12, 2016

Harry Potter? Really?

That’s the response we’ve been receiving as we’ve been talking about our next Freedom Reads banned book discussion. People are in disbelief that a book that got millions of children (and adults) reading again is among the ranks of “The Catcher in the Rye” and “Of Mice and Men.” So why was it? According to …