What: AZ Humanities presents: The History of Protest and Civil Disobedience in the U.S.
When: October 1, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual location to be sent upon registrations at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehb622u7976f7dc5&llr;=4prallcab
The First Amendment prohibits the government from abridging “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” This basic freedom ensures the right of people to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend their collective or shared ideas. When and how have people engaged in protest? Who has engaged in protest? What is civil disobedience? Does everyone have the same right to assemble? In recent days the deaths of African Americans while in police custody, or being taken into custody, have sparked widespread protest across the U.S. and even abroad. How do we balance public safety and human rights? How do race, power and class impact access to free speech and the right to assemble? Participants will explore these questions in a safe, interactive discussion moderated by Arizona Humanities. Register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehb622u7976f7dc5&llr;=4prallcab