First Amendment Award 2010 — FIRE
2010 First Amendment Award honoring
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
For the past 29 years, the Ford Hall Forum’s Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award has honored individuals or organizations that demonstrate extraordinary commitment to promoting and facilitating the thoughtful exercise of our right to freedom of expression. This spring, the Forum is proud to honor the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which is dedicated to defending and sustaining individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. Greg Lukianoff, President of FIRE; Steven Pinker, Bestselling author and FIRE Advisory Board member; and Harvey Silverglate, Civil liberties lawyer and FIRE Co-Founder, join moderator Judge Nancy Gertner of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts to discuss their organization’s work and what freedom of speech means today.
Thursday, March 18, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University
Presented with support from lead sponsor Plymouth Rock Assurance
Previous First Amendment Award recipients include journalist Gwen Ifill, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, musician and political activist Pete Seeger, and founder of CNN Ted Turner. More information about the Forum’s First Amendment Award is available here.