Wrestle with the competing rights, responsibilities, and values that define what it means to be an American.
How do we balance minority and majority rights? America's history is full of intersections where the rights of the minority conflict with the rights of the majority. Where the promise to protect individual liberty conflicts with the promise to protect our communities from harm, foreign and domestic. Join the ACLU for a moderated conversation about the intersection where competing rights, and competing values, must be resolved. We will look at topics such as immigration and President Trump’s travel ban, as well as RFRA and LGBTQ rights, and the criminal justice system—all while considering the diverse country we live in and how we can best work to find the right balance that will keep all Americans free, safe and equal. RSVP today*!
Meet the Panel:
Deputy Legal Director, ACLU National
Cecillia Wang is a deputy legal director at the national ACLU and directs the Center for Democracy, which encompasses the ACLU’s work on immigrants’ rights, voting rights, national security, human rights, and speech, privacy and technology. She oversees current family separation litigation. Cecillia is a past director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project and a nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersection of immigration and criminal law, including state anti-immigrant laws, racial profiling and other unlawful police practices relating to immigration enforcement. She has taught immigration law courses as an adjunct lecturer in law at Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley. Learn more about Cecillia's work.
ATTORNEY MARK NICHOLSON
Law Office of Mark Nicholson
Mark's expertise involves police brutality, prison, civil rights, and criminal justice. He is an Adjunct Professor at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, motivational speaker and military combat veteran. Mark has personally experienced homelessness and incarceration. He has extensive trial experience involving criminal cases and his practice includes family law, personal injury and civil rights.
Presented by ACLU of Indiana, Exodus Refugees, and Jewish Community Relations Council, and hosted at the Indiana Landmarks Center - Cook Theater.
*RSVPs for this event are managed by the Spirit and Place Festival.