Event

The land of the free? Rights and liberties in America today

  • Mon 23 Oct 17

    19:30 - 20:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

  • Event speaker

    Anthony Romero

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Human Rights Centre

  • Contact details

The University of Essex is hosting a unique open lecture by the leading American defender of civil liberties, Anthony Romero.

Civil liberties in the USA face unprecedented opposition in an age when its leaders assault rights in name of protecting national security. Can ordinary American citizens fight back and protect their constitution? Can sanctuary cities set an example for all? And is it truly the land of the free?

Anthony D Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has galvanized new levels of grassroots activism through its People Power initiative, and successfully  fought President Trump’s travel ban in the courts, addresses some of the most pressing issues facing his homeland, issues that impact people around the world.

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