Punishing Protest: Live Web Event with Patrick Shea, February 21

UPDATE: Listen to the audio recording of this event.

Is the U.S. justice system about justice or law? Activists like Tim DeChristopher, who was recently sentenced to prison, are regularly punished by the courts for their acts of civil disobedience. As Tim tells Terry Tempest Williams in the January/February 2012 issue of Orion, “They’re trying to make an example out of me to scare other people into obedience.”

On February 21, at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific, join a free, live web discussion on the punishing of protest, featuring Tim DeChristopher’s attorney, Patrick Shea, and Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild.

During the event, Shea will share his experience defending Tim against a government prosecution, and Bhogosian will talk about the Guild’s defense of Occupy encampments for the last several months, as well as her books The Policing of Political Speech and Punishing Protest. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required—please register here.

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