NEFAC President Karen Bordeleau to Speak About Journalism, Civil Liberties at Brown University

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

New England First Amendment Coalition President Karen Bordeleau will be one of several panelists discussing the press and civil liberties from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 14 at Brown University.

The program is titled “What Press? Whose Truth” and is sponsored by the ACLU of Rhode Island. The event is free and open to the public.

NEFAC hosts and participates in many discussions on journalism and the First Amendment throughout the year as part of its Featured Speaker Program.

The program launched in January 2018 to help increase First Amendment education in high schools, on college campuses and in community centers.

Speakers at the March 14 program include:

KAREN BORDELEAU | NEFAC President, Former Executive Editor of the Providence Journal

C.J. CHIVERS | Investigative Reporter for The New York Times

DAVID ESTLUND (moderator) | Professor at Brown University

SCOTT MACKAY | Political Analyst for Rhode Island Public Radio

FRANCESCA PROCACCINI | Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, the Barr Foundation, The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Boston Globe, WBUR and Boston University.