Robert H. Jackson Center

The Robert H. Jackson Center

Join us Monday October 27th and Tuesday October 28th for two great events at the Jackson Center!


You are invited to join us for a Meet & Greet event with Mary Beth Tinker sponsored by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation:

Monday October 27th
6:30 p.m. Meet & Greet
7 p.m. Interview
Robert H. Jackson Center
305 E. Fourth Street, Jamestown NY

Help us welcome American free speech activist , Mary Beth Tinker, to Chautauqua County, NY. Learn more about her role in the 1969 United States Supreme Court Case whose ruling continues to protect students' rights today and has been cited by judges in almost 6,000 student cases.

First Amendment Speakers Featured at Fall CLE


First Amendment Rights features:
Mary Beth Tinker, an American free speech activist known for her role in the 1965 United States Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District. The historic Supreme Court case ruled that neither teachers nor students "shed their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate."


Ronald J. Wright, Esq., attorney with the law offices of Francis M. Letro in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Wright holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Loyola University, Chicago he specializes in Christian ethics and first amendment rights.

The Do's and Don'ts for Municipal Officials features:
Don McCord is the senior planner for the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development and Neil Robinson is a local attorney with Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo.

The Continuing Legal Education Sessions are followed by a lunch with guest celebrity Ed Rutkowski former Buffalo Bills All Star. Read more in our press release……

Register now: Fall Robert H. Jackson Educator’s Conference- Featuring Mary Beth Tinker

Tuesday October 28th in West Seneca, NY

The workshop features an in-person presentation by the legendary student free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker; the day will focus on sharing the best practices in contemporary Social Studies education, as well as how these methods connect to the Common Core Standards.

The Cost is $80 to attend; the workshop is open to any Western New York educator, all of whom will receive seven professional development hours. Click here to visit the registration site.

  • Download a registration form here