PANDEMIC CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Constitution Day Webinar Series

September 14–17, 2020

Have you wondered how the pandemic has shaped free expression? You may
have noticed that many can’t practice religion per traditional custom. What
about whether people feel safe attending a protest or how they engage civic
leaders?

Explore these and other questions during FAV’s virtual National Symposium to
celebrate Constitution Day & Citizenship Day September 14-17, 2020.

Also known as Citizenship Day, Constitution Day (September 17th) is an

American holiday honoring the day the United States Constitution was signed

in Philadelphia on this day in 1787.

“This law urged civil and educational authorities of states, counties, cities and
towns to make plans for the proper observance of the day and “for the complete
instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of
the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.”2

For many reasons, this has not exactly become the norm in our society. Rest
assured, First Amendment Voice is here to fill this void. We have put together
quite the lineup of leaders and citizens alike to gather and further educate
ourselves on the pandemic’s impact on how we express ourselves.

SPECIAL DIFFICULT
CONVERSATIONS WORKSHOP

SPONSORED BY

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 | 11AM EST | (4.5 hours)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 SESSION #1 | 11AM EST | (2.5 hours)
THURSDAY SESSION #2 | 11AM EST | (2.5 hours)
Free to paid members & DYSN listeners. $25 registration for all others.

SPEAKER – KERN BEARE

Kern Beare is a former vice president of communications for a large technology firm in Silicon Valley, CA. After leaving the corporate world in 2005, he co-founded Global Mindshift, a non-profit offering online facilitated workshops on the essential skills we need to survive and thrive in today’s interconnected and interdependent world. Kern is the founder of Pop the Bubble, an initiative to help heal our current national divide. As part of that initiative he travels the country leading a workshop entitled “Difficult Conversations: The art and science of thinking together.”

FOREIGN IMPACT ON 1ST
AMENDMENT FREEDOM PANEL:
WHEN A VIRUS COMES A
KNOCKING

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | 11am EST | (1.5 hours)
Foreign Impact on 1st Amendment Freedom Panel: When a Virus Comes a
Knocking (Free)

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ENACTED – FAITH-BASED INNOVATIONS IN COLUMBUS IN SERVING CHILDREN SERVICES

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | 1:30PM EST | (45 minutes)
(FREE)

FREE EXPRESSION: SPEAKING
THROUGH A MASK PANEL

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 | 2:45PM EST | (1.5 hours)
(FREE)

VIP RECEPTION, NETWORKING

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | 6PM EST | (1.5 hours)
[BREAKOUTS PRE-ASSIGNED] (PAID)
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY ABEL JAMES
FAV DELEGATES FREE. ALL SPEAKERS, SPONSORS, SELECT
MEMBERS INVITED (FREE)

SPECIAL MUSIC/PERFORMANCE,
FAV 2021 WAY FORWARD

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 | 4:30AM EST
(FREE)

2019 National Symposium Videos

Past Symposiums:

2019 National Symposium – D.C.

2018 National Symposium – Philadelphia

2016 National Symposium – Philadelphia

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Other Resources