Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Remember the 1st Amendment...?

If so then this library story from Bill Y. might be of interest to you!

The Eight Annual First Amendment Congress is just around the corner -- November 16 and 17, 2006. This year's event will be held at the Student Union on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater.

Once again, the Oklahoma Library Association and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries are joining with FOI Oklahoma and other partners to sponsor this important event.

The theme for 2006 is "Freedom: What is it good for?" Sessions will explore the clash between First Amendment freedoms and other societal values, as well as the clash between different First Amendment freedoms (such as between religion and speech). Session topics include:

-- Freedom of the (High School) Press: What's it Good For?
-- Violent Video Games: Cause and Effect?
-- My Freedom or Yours: The Collision of First Amendment Freedoms
-- Church and State: Is There Really a Separation?
-- Kids in the Stacks (yes, we're talking about "library" stacks)
-- The Freedom to Assemble (a session that will explore the new state statute that prevents a Topeka, Kansas church congregation from protesting at the funerals of Oklahoma soldiers)

Take a look at the full agenda, meet the presenters, and download the registration form at:


We hope to see you at the congress!

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