Faced with a possible breach of the U.S. Constitution, Greenwich Library officials yesterday reversed their controversial decision to prevent a nonprofit organization from giving two lectures on Israeli-Palestinian relations at the library this week.
“After consulting with independent First Amendment counsel, we and several members of the executive committee, as well as library management, have decided to change our mind and are going to permit this talk to go forward,” said David Brownwood, a member of the library’s Board of Trustees.
Alison Weir, founder of If Americans Knew, will speak at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium today at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. If Americans Knew is a Portland, Ore.-based media watchdog group whose primary focus is coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Weir’s talk is not a library-sponsored program. (MORE)