CONSTITUTION DAY SYMPOSIUM 2022
THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT AT RISK: First Amendment Rights: Where Are We?
Constitution Day Symposium and Webinar Series
September 23 & 24, 2022
Are you worried about increasing polarization? Feeling like individual freedoms are at risk? Join FAV for this year’s Annual Symposium to celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Can you get to Philadelphia? Join in-person. Livestream and virtual opportunities presented for our extended audience. Get updated on freedoms of speech, religion, the media, assembly and petition. Hear from and interact with diverse speakers framing First Amendment issues about women, veterans, immigrants, the media, faith leaders, and others.
Join live events (whether virtual or in person) to interact with speakers and better understand First Amendment freedoms and how to exercise them.
Joining us in Philadelphia from out of town?
In cooperation with the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, FAV can offer an exclusive, discounted rate to stay just a few minutes’ walk from site of the symposium. For those attending the VIP reception, it will be held at the Wyndham.
WE ARE PROUD TO BE A PART OF VET THE VOTE
We are proud to be part of the #VetTheVote Coalition to recruit 100,000 veterans and family members to volunteer to be election poll workers. Our nation currently has a shortage of poll workers, so please help and become an election volunteer today. Find out more at www.VetThe.Vote.
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.”
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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | LIVE VIP RECEPTION | MEMBERS ONLY | 6PM
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres and drinks, meet our speakers and FAV board members and team. Network with first amendment experts, veteran leaders, FAV members, and leaders from across the Philadelphia area.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | LIVE SYMPOSIUM | 1PM – 5PM
Location: National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
Keynote Speaker: Major General Clifford Stanley
Spectrum of Engagement: Veteran Extremism to Vet the Vote
First, we’ll be joined by a panel of experts to further dissect the role of veterans in civic engagement. How broad is the spectrum? What is the relationship between veterans and extremism? This panel is also in cooperation with Vet the Vote who is leading a coalition to register 100,000 veterans and family members to register as poll members. What other ways do veterans engage constructively with the American Experiment?
Service Members, Veterans, and Religious Freedom
In our second panel, we’ll have the opportunity to listen to a panel on the experiences of service members and veterans with religious freedom. The panelists have a breadth of experience to draw upon to spark this intriguing conversation. What is the state of religious freedom for service members? What makes that experience unique?