of Liberty” at University Library Jan. 6-Feb. 25
Leaders and Author Daniel Levitas Discuss Civil Liberties
on Jan. 22
Karl Luntta (518) 437-4980
N.Y. ( December 31, 2003) -- “Faces of Liberty,” a photo-journalism
exhibit highlighting significant court cases of the New York
Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), will be on display at the University
at Albany’s uptown University Library from Jan. 6 through
Feb. 25, 2004. In addition to the display, two Jan. 22, 2004
speaking events will address the broad issues of individual
freedom and civil liberties. Displays and events are free
and open to the public.
photo-journal exhibit puts human faces on complex civil liberties
issues by documenting the challenges for ordinary men and
women who face unpopularity and adversity to stand up for
their beliefs,” says the text accompanying the exhibit.
Jan. 22, Melanie Trimble, executive director of the NYCLU
Capital Region chapter, and attorney Scott Fein will discuss
legal cases documented in the exhibit in “Civil Liberties
and Recent Political Events." The forum is at 4 p.m.
in the Cobb Room, University Library.
on Jan. 22, Daniel Levitas, author of The
Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical
Right (2002), will speak on “Civil Liberties Under
Assault." The address is at 7:30 p.m. in the Standish
Room, New Library, uptown campus. Levitas is a writer and
researcher on the subjects of racist, anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi
organizations. The Terrorist
Next Door is a definitive study of the historical roots
of the American militia movement and rural radical right,
and of the origins and ideology of racist paramilitary groups.
Levitas has published in major American newspapers and magazines
on these subjects, and has testified as an expert witness
in American and Canadian courts since 1986.
exhibit and the speaking engagements are supported by University
Libraries and the Library’s Exhibit Committee. For more information,
contact Deborah LaFond (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Sydney Allen (email@example.com).
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