Annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards
event celebrates the First Amendment and a New Hampshire individual or organization
nominated by the public for going above and beyond in 2016 in exemplifying
First Amendment freedoms.
The 2016 Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award is a joint award, being
shared by two citizen activists who spoke out for open government.
The recipients are Timberlane Regional School Board member Donna Green of
Sandown and the late David Pearl of Hooksett.
Inspired by the classic play “Our Town: A
Play in Three Acts,” this year’s theme is: “Our School: The First Amendment in
In addition to honoring our First Amendment Award recipients, the event will
highlight the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and the Five Freedoms of
the First Amendment through the words of notable New Hampshire media and religious leaders
and citizen activists. The presentation will demonstrate how freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly
and the right to petition the government are important to everyone.
Freedom of Religion:- Rev. Jerome
Day, former journalist, now pastor of St. Raphael Parish and
instructor at St. Anselm College.
Free Speech: Jack
Heath, talk show host, WGIR.
Free Press: Joseph
McQuaid, publisher, NH Union Leader and Sunday News.
Assembly: Arnie Alpert, director American Friends
Service Committee and organizer of many non-violent protests or public
Freedom to Petition
the Government: AnnMarie Morse, who persuaded the state
and Congress to enact Michelle's Law changing college student insurance
coverage after her daughter, Michelle, was told she would
lose coverage unless she continued as a full-time student while
benefit the non-profit Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, where media and
business professionals from around New
Hampshire teach free classes and low-cost workshops
on the First Amendment, writing, photography, social media and other
www.loebschool.org or call 627-0005
for sponsor information.