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Understanding FTRF's Litigation Efforts: featuring Theresa Chmara
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A webinar to discuss recent litigation FTRF is engaged in, including Arce v Huppenthal & Susan B Anthony List v Driehaus. This webinar is exclusive to current 2014 FTRF members.

When: April 29, 2014
Noon-1:00 p.m. EDT/9:00-10:00 a.m. PDT
Contact: Jonathan Kelley

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Exclusive for FTRF members!

The Freedom to Read Foundation is pleased to present a free webinar featuring FTRF General Counsel Theresa Chmara. Chmara will provide background information and status updates regarding FTRF's involvement in Arce v. Huppenthal, the case involving Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American Studies program, and in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, FTRF's latest case about the ability to issue pre-enforcement challenges to laws impinging on the First Amendment.

This webinar is available to all current (2014) members of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Space is limited. (Note: Organizational members may designate up to three attendees; please include the names and email addresses of attendees in "RSVP Comments" field.)  It will be recorded for those members unable to participate live.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014; Noon-1:00 p.m. EDT/9:00-10:00 a.m. PDT


Technical information: Participants must have access to a stable internet connection with speakers.

Instructions on how to log on will be sent to registrants by Friday, April 25.  If you believe you registered but did not receive a confirmation email, or instructions by the 25th, please contact Jonathan Kelley at or (312) 280-4226.


About the presenter: Theresa Chmara is an attorney in Washington, DC. She is the General Counsel of the Freedom to Read Foundation, General Counsel for the American Association of University Professors, and a board member of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. She is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Issues: A Guide for Libraries and their Lawyers (ALA 2009). She has been a First Amendment lawyer for over twenty years and is a frequent speaker on intellectual freedom issues in libraries.  She is a contributing author for the Intellectual Freedom Manual published by the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association and a frequent instructor for the Lawyers for Libraries training seminars.