Unified voice of 300 U.S. newspapers: Freedom of press is vital to our democracy
The June 2018 “The First Amendment for the Twenty-First Century” conference brought hundreds of Pittsburghers together to discuss this pillar of our nation’s freedom, underscoring how deeply it affects all of our lives, regardless of where we live or how we vote. Now more than 300 United States newspapers have joined together in publishing editorials promoting the vital role press freedom plays in our democracy. For more on why a free press needs you, read the New York Times and Philadelphia’s The Inquirer pieces.
Learn more about the upcoming October 2018 First Amendment Conference II
The Hollander Project
New business incubator The Hollander Project is now open and thriving in Braddock. Nine women-powered businesses - with a waiting list of 10 more – are tenants in the crisp, bright interior of the former Hollander’s Drug Store at 910 Braddock Avenue. A project of For Good Pittsburgh, The Hollander Project offers female entrepreneurs the opportunity to build and operate their businesses outside their home, affordable co-working space that fosters support and collaboration, and a large meeting space that can accommodate up to 75 people. With businesses including a notary, custom cake design, laser services and a family therapist, The Hollander Project is elevating the power of Pittsburgh’s women-owned businesses. Read more about The Hollander Project in NextPittsburgh.
Learn more about The Hollander Project
1st Amendment conference videos now available
In June, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and the Philadelphia-based Media Impact Funders co-sponsored “The First Amendment for the 21st Century: Current Threats and Community Responses.” The conference brought in speakers from around the country to discuss the critical importance of the fundamental liberties of freedom of religion, expression, the press, public assembly and government petition, which are facing unprecedented threats from rising incivility and intolerance. These rights are essential to what unites us as Americans, no matter our backgrounds or political ideologies.
Watch the videos