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May 2021

De-escalate the Discourse: Promoting Justice and Equity through Dialogue

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar
Free
De-escalate the Discourse

Educators need effective tools to help students understand recent events and explore key concepts around racial justice and equity today. But many Americans feel increasing political divisiveness and fearmongering has made it hard to discuss views on current events in public.

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First Five Now: USA TODAY’s Christine Brennan on Athletes and Activism

May 20 @ 2:00 pm EDT
YouTube
Free
Christine Brennan

USA TODAY sports columnist Christine Brennan talks about the relationship between athletes and activism and how they are using their fame to shine a spotlight on social movements.

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Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar
Fighting Fake News

The Freedom Forum’s Education team will be hosting live virtual programming focused on navigating the media landscape. Facilitated by Freedom Forum experts Barbara McCormack and Jessi Hollis McCarthy, these free, hour-long programs are designed to address contemporary issues surrounding media consumption, like misinformation and “fake news,” that impact us all.

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June 2021

Outrage and the Brain

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar
Free
Outrage and the Brain

Join us to learn how our brains go into self-defense mode when we feel threatened. You will leave with practical ideas to help students plan for and navigate conflict.

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First Five Now: CNN’s Brian Stelter

June 10 @ 2:00 pm EDT
YouTube
Free
CNN’s Brian Stelter

CNN’s Brian Stelter talks about his book, “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth,” which tells the story of the relationship between the former president and the network.

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Workplace Integrity: Do You Qualify as an Ally? (Especially Now)

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar
Free
Workplace Integrity: Do You Qualify as an Ally?

Join the Power Shift Project’s Jill Geisler for a free Workplace Integrity webinar that provides practical insights for men who want to be allies to women, people of privilege who want to do more to fight inequity and powerful individuals who want to be better advocates for change.

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An Evening with the Curator: Athletes Speak, Assemble, Petition for Freedom

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar
Athletes Speak, Assemble, Petition for Freedom

Join curators of the new Freedom Forum exhibit, “Fair Play: Athletes Speak, Assemble, Petition for Freedom” for a virtual visit to the exhibit at Ronald Reagan National Airport.

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2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

June 21 @ 6:45 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar
Free
2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

Be our guest as the Freedom Forum presents the 2021 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media to journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson with a streaming celebration.

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First Five Now: Remembering Stonewall with LGBTQ Pioneer Mark Segal

June 29 @ 2:00 pm EDT
YouTube
Free
Mark Segal

To mark the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, LGBTQ pioneer Mark Segal shares his memories of the event and reflects on his 50 years of activism.

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July 2021

Celebrating the First Amendment and 30 Years of the Freedom Forum

July 22 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar
Free
Celebrate 30 Years of The Freedom Forum

The Freedom Forum marks its 30th anniversary with a special program spotlighting the organization’s major efforts fostering First Amendment freedoms for all over the past three decades.

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