You have the right to know your rights. Join us for a spirited evening of democracy in action as we hear from civil liberties experts, learn about the Bill of Rights, access library resources, and enjoy live entertainment and libations while engaging with our community. In this new collaboration with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, each ALOUD event will spotlight a different theme and special guests to inform, empower, and inspire the people of Los Angeles.
Rights Night: 14th Amendment
by ALOUD a program of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Nina Shaw in conversation with Melissa Goodman
Special performance by Alyesha Wise
What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen? Following the Civil War, the 14th Amendment was adopted to provide all citizens rights and equal protection under the Constitution of the United States. Over 150 years later, the 14th Amendment is one of today's most litigated parts of the Constitution.
Join us for a close look at the ongoing battle for equality with Nina Shaw, an esteemed entertainment lawyer and one of the founders of TIME'S UP, Hollywood's powerful response to the #MeToo revolution to fight systemic sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Joined by Melissa Goodman, the Director of Advocacy/Legal Director at the ACLU of Southern California, who has also worked with TIME'S UP, Shaw will discuss blazing new paths to empower diverse individuals across all races, classes, and communities. This celebration of inclusion will also feature a performance by spoken word poet Alyesha Wise.