CFI Monthly Lecture Meeting!: 7PM TODAY at First Unitarian Church

Where: First Unitarian Church (605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)


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Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers (CFI)

Welcome to CFI’s monthly lecture night series!

Caution: Censorship Maybe Harmful to Your Freedom, Health, Economic Security, Etc.  This facilitated discussion will explore the topic of censorship and free expression.  While the discussion will evolve based on participants interests, areas that may be addressed include: Shifting Interpretation 
of the First Amendment throughout US History; Free Speech, Safety and National Security; Hate Speech; Soft Censorship v Hard Censorship; Censorship in Health Care; Censorship in Academia; and Censorship 
in the Computer Age.   Landmark Supreme Court Cases and sections of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights will be used as examples to clarify the evolution of Free Expression.  

About the Facilitator…
Brenda Lee Green has been involved with the ACLU of PA for more than two decades in various capacities including member, donor, volunteer and board member.  Most of her work with the ACLU involves protection of the First Amendment.  She was instrumental in the establishment of the Pittsburgh Chapter’s Annual Banned Books Celebration a public education event now in its 20th year.   In 1997, Brenda served on a national curricula review committee evaluating federally funding Abstinence Only until Marriage education programs.   In 2007, she participated in a national roundtable discussion 
funded by the Ford Foundation looking at low income women and equal access to health care information.  She is a voracious reader and First Amendment advocate.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to

See you there!

P.S.  We usually head to Ali Baba’s on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email to request accommodations.

Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM


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