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First Amendment Voice is a non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-faith alliance of individuals and organizations that seeks to reinvigorate our understanding of first amendment principles. Participants learned about engaging with people in civic dialogue, the current state of campus free speech, and other topics during the first First Amendment Voice Coffee Talk at the San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club.

When: April 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club, 31380 La Matanza St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.


Have you grown weary of divisive political rhetoric? Don’t know what news source to trust anymore? Turned off your Twitter feed? Claims of FAKE NEWS! and other characterizations populate our civic dialogue. First Amendment Voice (FAV) and Saint Andrews By The Sea United Methodist Church hosted a breakfast discussion about the current state of the media today. The second coffee talk program from First Amendment Voice focused on news consumption highlighting media bias and action steps encouraging the audience to engage more in civic issues.

When: April 21, 2018

Time:  8:00 AM

Where: Saint Andrews By The Sea United Methodist Church, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, CA 92673.

For a downloadable copy of the Media Bias Chart created by FAV moderator, Steven Miska, please click the link here: Press Coffee Talk Handout(1).


This event is made possible by a PEN America Press Freedom grant in conjunction with the FAV “Coffee Talk” program.

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