NEFAC to Present ‘First Amendment and the Free Press’ at South Hadley Public Library

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 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street in South Hadley, Mass.

This event is free and open to the public. The event’s featured speaker is Buz Eisenberg, an attorney and First Amendment expert.

BUZ EISENBERG | As an attorney for 39 years, Eisenberg has handled a variety of civil, criminal and civil rights cases in the local, regional, national and international arenas. Currently representing ICE detainees, for 12 years Eisenberg represented eight Guantánamo detainees, all of whom have been freed from detention. A Professor Emeritus of Greenfield Community College, he taught Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties.

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 40 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, the Barr Foundation, The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Boston Globe, WBUR and Boston University.