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Learning Objectives, Workshop 9: Free Speech

In "Resistance and Transformation," a Tapestry of Faith program

Participants will:

  • Learn the story of Rev. Stephen Fritchman, First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, and other congregations fight against the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and the California Loyalty Oath in the 1950s
  • Understand the role the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles and other congregations played in overturning the California Loyalty Oath's application to religious groups
  • Explore some Unitarians' arguments against the actions of Fritchman and First Unitarian Los Angeles
  • Consider how questions of free speech fit into contemporary social justice issues and concerns.

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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

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