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Where Does Free Speech Begin and 'Civility' End?

  • Sisters Fire Hall, Community Room 301 S. Elm St. Sisters, OR 97759 (map)

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 24 for a lively and informative panel presentation and group discussion about the significance of freedom of speech in a democratic society.

This Sisters Country Community Conversation runs 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sisters Fire Hall, 301 S. Elm St. and is presented by Citizens4Community and The Nugget Newspaper. Special thanks to our sponsors: The Lodge in Sisters, Paulina Springs Books, The Ford Family Foundation and St. Charles Health System for supporting this all-community event.

Seats are limited, so be sure to arrive early. There is a $5 suggested donation; and free pocket Constitutions and refreshments will be offered to attendees.

During the program you’ll hear from a Sisters Country journalist, legal expert, pastor and private business owner—Jim Cornelius of The Nugget; Lane Jacobson, who owns Paulina Springs Books; Steve Stratos, pastor of Sisters Community Church; and retired attorney Pete Shepherd. These local panelists will address topics like: past and current interpretations of First Amendment and Free Speech protections; and how churches, universities and bookstores navigate the sometimes murky waters of free speech.

You’ll be invited to ask questions, offer your opinions and join in the lively and respectful discussion.

In the meantime, save the date and make sure to pick up your Nugget Newspaper, because during the month of October our four panelists will each be sharing some advance insights for you to consider as we wait for Oct. 24 to arrive! Make sure to catch their columns, starting with last week’s article by retired attorney Pete Shepherd HERE.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Fire Hall on Oct. 24.