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At the heart of this program is the notion that most Americans do not understand what censorship means and how it can creep into unexpected places. Most Americans’ understanding of censorial behavior ends at “I can say what I want to;” indeed, the First Amendment Center’s 2009 State of the First Amendment report finds that 55 percent of Americans could name free speech as one of the rights contained in the First Amendment. Yet only 16 percent could name freedom of the press as one of those rights. This program focuses on more nuanced definitions and notions about what freedom of expression actually means and how important it is to American democracy.
The goals and objectives of this program include:
This program is primarily funded through a grant from the Liberty Tree Initiative. The Initiative is an informal coalition of educators, journalists, librarians, artists and authors with a shared interest in building awareness of the First Amendment through education and information. It was founded in partnership with the American Society of Newspaper Editors, with help and support from the Knight Foundation, the McCormick Foundation and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.
A Liberty Tree (an orange tree, of course!) will be planted on the CSUF campus to commemorate this event and to remind us of our ongoing commitment to freedom of expression.
CSUF Liberty Tree Task Force:
Special thanks to:
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