Contact: Maggie Ellinger-Locke, NLG Executive VP
Whose Speech? A Post-Charlottesville Discussion
WASHINGTON, DC—In the wake of the deadly white supremacy march in Charlottesville last summer, social justice advocates face troubling questions about the meaning of free speech. Legal scholars and activists with Law for Black Lives DC and the National Lawyers Guild will host a panel discussion examining the history of power dynamics around First Amendment jurisprudence and consider questions such as:
- How do groups on the ground engaged in social justice struggles experience the freedoms of speech and assembly?
- Whose speech is prioritized under the law?
- What lessons can advocates draw in a time of increasing polarization?
- Justin Hansford, Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Howard University Law School
- Yael Bromberg, Supervising Attorney, Georgetown Law Civil Rights Clinic and Voting Rights Institute
- Dr. Maha Hilal, Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective
- Eirik Cheverud, Attorney, National Lawyers Guild
Moderator: Maggie Ellinger-Locke, Executive Vice President, National Lawyers Guild
WHO: Legal scholars and activists
WHAT: Discussing First Amendment jurisprudence in the wake of the tragic events in Charlottesville, VA last summer.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Hart Auditorium, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC 20001
Reception to Follow
Free and open to the public!