Freedom to Read Foundation to sponsor Philadelphia event with Anthony Lewis

Freedom to Read Foundation

Event will take place in conjunction with ALA Midwinter Meeting

Event: Anthony Lewis on the First Amendment
Date: Monday, January 14, 2008
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: National Constitution Center, Grand Hall Overlook
525 Arch Street, Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA

Admission: $12 Constitution Center and Freedom to Read Foundation members, $15 non-members, $6 K-12 students and teachers. Reservations Required.
Contact: 215-409-6700

FTRF members are invited to meet Anthony Lewis and Chris Finan at a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Call (800) 545-2433, Ext. 4226 or email to RSVP for the reception.

The Freedom to Read Foundation, in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, proudly presents an evening with Anthony Lewis on Jan. 14, in conjunction with the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Mr. Lewis is one of the country’s preeminent First Amendment experts and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. Serving as moderator for the discussion will be Chris Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, a member of the FTRF Board of Trustees and a First Amendment expert in his own right.

Following the program, Lewis and Finan will sign copies of their most recent books. Mr. Lewis’ book, Freedom for the Thought We Hate, has been hailed as “a stirring account of America’s evolving idea of liberty” by Publisher’s Weekly. A columnist for the New York Times op-ed page from 1969 through 2001, Mr. Lewis has been the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia University since 1983. His previous books are Gideon’s Trumpet, Portrait of a Decade and Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment.

Mr. Finan’s latest book, From the Palmer Raids to the PATRIOT Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America, was highly praised by critics. Library Journal said it “[c]ould be the definitive study of a perpetually complex, contentious issue.” Both books will be sold courtesy of Joseph Fox Bookshop.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at this beautiful facility for this terrific event.

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