Place: Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport
10:45 am Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am Meeting and Speaker
John Siegenthaler, Sr: Sinbad, Fuzzy, Chase Masterson and Me: The First Amendment Online
A strong advocate of First Amendment rights of free expression (founding the First Amendment Center in 1991), he is also a nationally recognized critic of false, misleading on-line vandalism. His controversy with Wikipedia for posting anonymous, libelous statements led to that website revising its policies. A journalist for 43 years for The Tennessean, he also was founding editorial director of USA Today. He hosts a weekly book-review program and serves on a number of boards in the areas of book awards, election reform, country music and public policy.
David Burstein: Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World
At 25, Mr Burstein is not only an author but also founder and executive director of Generation18, a non-partisan, young voter engagement organization that grew out of his documentary film 18 in ‘08 which is about young voters in the 2008 election. His follow-up film, Up to Us, focused on the optimism and resilience of the Millennial Generation in the face of economic crisis and their continued desire to vote and participate in public service. The film was shown on college campuses as a lead-up to the 2012 election. He consults for nonprofit groups and companies on how to understand and engage Millennials.
If weather closes the Westport schools, the Y’s Women General Meeting will be canceled.
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