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Know Your Rights: Artists & Civil Disobedience

April 12, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Topic: Legal Issues

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Los Angeles Metro



a FREE workshop presented by CCI and LACE 
in partnership with the National Lawyers Guild

As we have seen through the multitude of protests in the nation, more and more artists are driven to use their artworks, actions and voices to defend their beliefs and lifestyles. Whether protesting with a group, or performing acts of civil disobedience, it is integral that artists understand their rights.

In the workshop “Know Your Rights: Artists and Civil Disobedience” representatives from the National Lawyers Guild will help participants understand their rights when performing acts of civil disobedience and protest. The presenters will guide participants in understanding best practices when confronted by police, protest actions and police responses, potential consequences of civil disobedience actions, and other legal issues surrounding these acts. This workshop will provide a safe space for participants to discuss their experiences and ask questions to experts in the field.

Presenters include Civil Rights Attorney and NLG Board Member Colleen Flynn and Civil Rights and Criminal Attorney John Raphling.

In the gallery, "I can call this progress to halt" (curated by Suzy Halajian) considers gestures of protest, unrest, and incendiary exchange as the starting point to a conversation. Learn more about this exhibition at http://welcometolace.org/

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Free with RSVP

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About the National Lawyers Guild:

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was founded in 1937 as the country's first racially-integrated bar association of progressive lawyers and jurists who believed that they had a major role to play in the reconstruction of legal values to emphasize human rights over property rights. The Guild is the oldest and most extensive network of public interest and human rights activists working within the legal system.

Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.


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