The Freedom Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a mission of fostering First Amendment freedoms for all, will be at Discovery Park on Sept. 23 and 24, 2022, for a festival celebrating the First Amendment rights that make our country unique. In this episode, the Freedom Forum’s Cathy Trost, chief engagement officer and senior vice president, and Patty Rhule, chief content officer and vice president, share more about some of what the Freedom Forum has found in their annual First Amendment survey and what they heard from recent focus groups with residents of Union City, Tenn. While they’ve found Americans see the First Amendment – which protects our essential freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition – as vital to our democracy, many worry there is a lack of understanding about those five freedoms. That’s one of the reasons the Freedom Forum is headed to Discovery Park for their inaugural First Amendment Festival.
Admission to the park on the day of the festival is FREE with registration. Fox News anchor Bret Baier will speak about his career and the First Amendment, and country music legends The Gatlin Brothers will perform. For more information or to reserve your ticket, visit discoveryparkofamerica.com/1afestival.
This episode is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.