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Know Your Constitution. Know Your Rights.

This Is America’s Law & Politics, Demystified.



Building A New America: Law, Politics & The Constitution


Building A New America: Law, Politics & The Constitution is a podcast series created to explore and examine the impact of our nation’s founding documents on the laws and politics of today.

Has the Constitution, a document drafted over 230 years ago, fallen behind the evolution of the nation? Can it remain the definitive tool in helping to shape the Republic for decades to come?

One podcast at a time, Building A New America will help viewers demystify the law of the land and explore the role of civic engagement in securing a brighter future for our democracy.

With host, Jonathan Arias, a former millennial public defender and law professor, and a diverse line-up of scholars, political science experts, and change makers we’ll uncover the true story of how America got to where it is today and discover what needs to change to move our country forward.


WHAT: LIVE PODCAST WITH JONATHAN ARIAS & SPECIAL GUESTS: ALEX VITALE AND ANN CAMMETT

Join us for a live taping of the inaugural episode with Professor of Sociology of Brooklyn College and author of "The End Of Policing," Alex Vitale and just added, Ann Cammett, whose scholarship explores intersectional legal issues of race, gender, poverty, mass criminalization and the family. She is a recognized expert on the policy implications of incarcerated parents with child support arrears and other collateral consequences of criminal convictions. During the inaugural episode, we will discuss the current state of policing in the U.S. and its implications on our Bill of Rights and related Amendments. In our first episode, you’ll gain an understanding of:

  • The evolving role of politics in policy and lawmaking

  • The Bill of Rights, what it says and what it really means

  • How policing impacts American communities differently

  • How civic engagement can help chart a new course


WHERE: CIVIC HALL

We find no place more fitting to hold this inaugural live podcast than at Civic Hall; a non-profit collaborative community center that advances the use of technology for the public good.

Technology + Empathy = Civic Hall.

Built on the idea that together – technologists, government officials, community organizers, researchers, makers, social entrepreneurs, change-makers, hackers, academics, journalists, artists– we can organize to solve civic problems to scale.

Doors Open @6:30 PM with Live Podcast taping beginning promptly at 7:15 PM; All attendees are encouraged to be seated prior to 7:15 PM




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Jonathan Arias

Jonathan Arias is a professor and attorney. Jonathan began his career as a public defender in New York City where he represented thousands of people charged with crimes. As a professor, he teaches law school students practical skills with the goal of preparing them for practice and writes on the consilience between philosophy, psychology, law, and history.

Alex S. Vitale

A Professor of Sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College, Alex has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He also serves on the New York State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights. Prof. Vitale is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics and The End of Policing. His academic writings on policing have appeared in Policing and Society, Police Practice and Research, Mobilization, and Contemporary Sociology. He is also a frequent essayist, whose writings have appeared in The NY Times, NY Daily News, The Nation, Vice News, Jacobin, and USA Today.

Ann Cammett

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law and her LL.M. in Advocacy, with distinction, from the Georgetown University Law Center. Before assuming the role of Academic Dean Professor Cammett directed the Family Law Practice Clinic, and taught New York Domestic Relations Law, First-Year Lawyering Seminar, and Poverty Law & Social Change. She was named Outstanding Professor at CUNY School of Law in 2017. Professor Cammett’s scholarship explores intersectional legal issues of race, gender, poverty, mass criminalization and the family. She is a recognized expert on the policy implications of incarcerated parents with child support arrears and other collateral consequences of criminal convictions. Her work in this area has been cited in two amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Turner v. Rogers, excerpted for family law casebooks, articles, and other treatises, and twice cited in the Federal Register.



Executive Producers: Marcus Sandifer, Anré Garrett


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Hazel Weiser: Advisor

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