Teach-in on Civil Liberties with David Cole, Todd A. Cox, and Michael Waldman
Should we worry about our civil liberties? How do we protect the First Amendment and the right to vote? Join experts David Cole, Todd A. Cox, and Michael Waldman at Politics & Prose’s first teach-in to learn about the state of civil liberties and civil rights in America and how we can defend our foundational democratic rights and values.
Much as teach-ins provided a foundation for education and tools for action during the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, we hope that the store's teach-ins this year will offer the same opportunity for our community as we collectively navigate uncharted and uncertain political terrain. We are grateful that some of our nation's leading experts are willing to lend their time and talents to guide these discussions. We hope you will be able to participate as well.
Panelists: David Cole is the national legal director of the ACLU and the author of seven books, most recently Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law. He is an expert on First Amendment and other constitutional issues and on the intersection of civil liberties and national security. Todd A. Cox is the Director of Policy at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He is the former Director of Criminal Justice Policy at the Center for American Progress and is an expert in civil rights litigation and policy. Michael Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law and the author of six books, most recently The Fight to Vote. He is a former chief speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and an expert on the presidency and American democracy.