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CivicCLP: First Amendment

This guide provides resources to learn more about civic and community engagement through the Library's programs, services and materials. CivicCLP's objective is to connect the community with resources and information that can lead to actionable steps, as

What is the First Amendment?

Check out these featured videos that dive into the importance and complexities of the First Amendment, featuring the National Constitution Center and other sources. Click the icon in the top-right corner of the video to toggle through the rest of the playlist.

The First Amendment for the Twenty-First Century (The Pittsburgh Foundation)

On June 21 and 22, 2018, The Pittsburgh Foundation, in partnership with The Heinz Endowments, presented a conference, The First Amendment for the 21st Century: Current Threats and Community Responses. The idea for this event, offered to the public at no charge, was grounded in the deep concern about current threats to foundational freedoms that together constitute our democracy. These threats, all of which may be best understood as a reflection of global rather than national trends, are most formidable when the people cease to be vigilant regarding the need to participate in democratic institutions, particularly in times when there are serious economic and social disruptions. Watch recordings from this conference through the link above.