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2017 Public Protest & the First Amendment: A Martin Luther King Day Workshop for High School Students

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

Friday, January 13, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

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You may nominate up to 4 students- select the quantity from the drop-down that matches the number of students being nominated. If you wish to nominate additional students, please contact CRFC for additional information. Because this is a competitive process, we ask that your school be invoiced by: select "show other payment options"; select "Pay Offline"; and then select "Send Invoice" at the bottom of the nomination form window. The school will be invoiced once student(s) have been accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Dee Runaas or Lynda Murphy at 312-663-9057.
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With demonstrations increasing on college campuses and in cities across the United States, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago is offering a day-long workshop for high school students interested in their First Amendment rights and responsibilities as public protesters.

Public Protest and the First Amendment draws on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and focuses on the power and meaning of protests in American civic life and what rights, limits, and risks exist for protesters today. Co-sponsored and hosted by The John Marshall Law School (315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago), Public Protest and the First Amendment is open to high school students in Chicago and the Metropolitan area and enables them to gain new skills and insights as they consider what issues may compel nonviolent public protest.
 
HIGHLIGHTS

  • Case Study of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s 1963 campaign in Birmingham, Alabama and the roles of young people in the significant public protests now known as the Civil Rights Movement.
  • First Amendment Review with JMLS Constitutional Law Professor Steven Schwinn and other First Amendment experts focusing on the scope and limitations of First Amendment freedom of association and assembly rights.
  • Skills for Public Protest with community organizers to explore practical means, short-term outcomes, and long-term goals for effective, nonviolent public protests.

PARTICIPATION
Public Protest and the First Amendment is open to students in rostered high school social studies classes in Chicago and the Metropolitan area.

DETAILS
The workshop will be from 8:30 am- 2 pm.  Interested students must be nominated by their teachers. Up to four students will be accepted per school. A school chaperon is not required for this event. Registration is $25 per student and an invoice can be sent directly to your school upon a student's acceptance.  Please nominate students as soon as possible, but before January 1This will be a popular program and space is limited. 

For more information or help with the nomination process, please contact Dee Runaas at (312) 663-9057 x203 or runaas@crfc.org.

Have questions about 2017 Public Protest & the First Amendment: A Martin Luther King Day Workshop for High School Students? Contact Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

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John Marshall Law School
315 S Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604

Friday, January 13, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)


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Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) strengthens American democracy by providing elementary and secondary students with hands-on learning about the Constitution to prepare them for informed civic engagement. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, CRFC develops and delivers interactive programming, classroom-tested professional development, and problem-based curricula that address rights and responsibilities, law, and policy. Founded in 1974, CRFC is an independent 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Chicago.

 

 

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