Knight Foundation’s Alberto Ibargüen to Keynote Discussion Focused on the Role of the First Amendment, the Media, and Community Engagement in a Thriving Democracy

Friday, April 28, 2017

HARTFORD, CT --The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us power by giving us the ability to be informed, to act, and to use our voices to make our communities stronger.  On Thursday, May 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm join the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and its Latino Endowment Fund for a conversation on our first amendment in action at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts featuring a keynote address from Alberto Ibargüen, president, CEO and a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Ibargüen’s address, “Democracy, Civic Engagement and the Role of the Free Press,” will discuss the Knight Foundation’s current efforts to support free expression and excellence in journalism to promote informed communities that may better determine their own interests. Knight supports ideas, leaders and initiatives that are helping advance the practice of journalism, including the use of new technology. Ibargüen will also discuss Knight’s efforts to support informed and engaged communities, the building blocks of a successful democracy, and to support efforts to make communities more equitable, inclusive and participatory.

Prior to coming to the Knight Foundation, Ibargüen was the publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. During his tenure, The Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes and El Nuevo Herald won Spain’s Ortega y Gasset Prize for excellence in journalism. He has strong ties to Connecticut as an alumnus of Wesleyan University and a former staffer at The Hartford Courant.

This free event is open to all members of the general public, to RSVP, visit www.hfpg.org/Ibarguen: or call (860) 548-1888.

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Contact:

Chris Senecal
Senior Communications and Marketing Officer
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
860-548-1888 x1050
csenecal@hfpg.org

Websites: www.hfpg.org

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