NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough, Mass.


CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 25 at Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Avenue in Boxborough, Mass.

This event is free and open to the public. Speakers include:

KAREN BORDELEAU | Bordeleau, president of NEFAC, is a retired executive editor of The Providence Journal and an award-winning journalist. She is on the journalism faculty at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University. She has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in 2015 and 2016.

JUSTIN SILVERMAN | Silverman is executive director of NEFAC and an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law where he teaches First Amendment law. Silverman, a Massachusetts-based attorney, is also a former journalist and publisher.

NEFAC offers discussions on journalism and the First Amendment as part of its Featured Speaker Program, launched in January 2018 to help increase First Amendment education in high schools, college classrooms and community centers. Since the program’s creation, NEFAC has provided more than 75 presentations throughout the region.

The First Amendment and Free Press community conversations series is supported in part by the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation.

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, Paul and Ann Sagan, The Boston Globe, WBUR, Boston University and the Robertson Foundation.