Focus on Civil Liberties – Oct. 20

Join us for a special evening on the topic of “Civil Liberties Post-911: Criminalizing Activism”

Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild – Seattle,, and Cine City Pictures
Cost: Suggested Donation of $5

7:30pm – Screening of Preempting Dissent
8:30pm – A conversation with Will Potter
UW Ethnic Cultural Theater
3931 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195

1409843421166Join us for a night of film and discussion to explore how post-9/11 protest policing and laws challenge the civil liberties of activists and citizens. Watch the movie Preempting Dissent, followed by a discussion with journalist Will Potter. Potter focuses on animal rights and environmental movements and will speak about the shocking movement to criminalize non-violent protest.

Preempting Dissent, 7:30 pm

Greg Elmer & Andy Opel, 41 min, USA.

On the heels of Ferguson, Preempting Dissent explores overzealous police protesting and the growing militarization of public space, specifically the “Miami Model” policing method used after 9/11. Activists and artists contribute stories that bring their impact on free speech and public assembly into focus.

A Conversation with Will Potter, 8:30 pm

willpotter_tedfellow_blog copyWill Potter is an award-winning journalist, author, and TED Fellow based in Washington, D.C. who focuses on the animal rights and environmental movements, and civil liberties post-9/11.

His reporting and commentary have been featured in the world’s top media outlets, including the Washington PostNPRRolling StoneEl Pais, and Le Monde. He has testified before the U.S. Congress about his reporting, as the only witness opposing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

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