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"Disturbing the Universe" at NU, April 7th

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  • David Trippel
    April 7 • 7 pm • Technological Institute Room L361 • 2145 Sheridan Rd • Northwestern University • Evanston, IL  William Kunstler: Disturbing the
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      April 7 • 7 pm • Technological Institute Room L361 • 2145 Sheridan Rd • Northwestern University • Evanston, IL



      William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

      With Filmmaker Emily Kunstler and Distinguished Panel:

      • Scott Frankel, Criminal Defense Attorney
      • Gregory Koger, Videographer
      • Thomas Geoghegan, Author and Labor Lawyer
      • Moderated by Bernardine Dohrn, Professor of Law

      As one of the most important civil rights lawyers of the 1960s and 70s, William Kunstler  was larger than life. He fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed “Chicago 8” activists protesting the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica Prison, to resist the terrible conditions,  and when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, guess who they asked to represent them?

      Filmmakers Emily and Sarah Kunstler bring their father forward in time so a new generation can know who he really was. Their incredibly powerful film not only recounts the historic causes that William fought for; it also reveals a man who even his own daughters did not always comprehend, a man who risked public outrage and the safety of his family in the defense of justice. They tell it like it was and leave the viewer to decide – was William right?

      Isn’t dissent vital to the kind of society we want to live in? Yet critical voices are increasingly shut down and marginalized. Speeches are canceled and protest is criminalized. It is more important than ever to disturb the universe – before it is too late. Did you know that lawyers representing the Guantanamo detainees are being threatened as terrorist sympathizers? Threats to dissent and justice are going mainstream right under our noses.

      Following the film, there will be a moderated panel discussion with questions taken from the audience which promises to engage and energize you. 

      Center Entry to 3rd Floor - Free parking in lot across the street or two blocks south

      Sponsors: Ad Hoc Committee for Reason & Dropping the Charges, Neighbors for Peace, World Can’t Wait Chicago and Evanston Chapters
      Endorsers: North Side Green Party 
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