Special screening spotlights religious-freedom film

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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The Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum and WETA Washington, D.C., invite you to a special screening and discussion event for:

“FIRST FREEDOM: The Fight for Religious Liberty
A production of Groberg Films Inc. and WETA Washington, D.C.

The new documentary film for PBS chronicles the story of how the most basic of human freedoms — freedom of conscience — was codified for the first time in human history as an inalienable human right protected by law.

When and where:

Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Join an esteemed panel for a discussion on religious liberty — and why this concept born in Colonial America continues to be so relevant today:

  • Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair
  • Jon Butler, Howard R. Lamar professor emeritus of American studies, history, and religious studies, Yale University
  • Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar, First Amendment Center, and director, Religious Freedom Education Project, Newseum
  • Moderated by Nina Totenberg, legal-affairs correspondent, National Public Radio

RSVP to Ashlie Hampton at 202/292-6288 or ahampton@freedomforum.org.

The program is also presented by PBS and Groberg Films.