“Race and the Constitution” Talk To Be Held in Shreveport
SHREVEPORT, La. — On October 19, 2016, ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman will gave a talk on race and the Constitution, at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Shreveport.
The U.S. Constitution has at times been interpreted in ways which propelled forward the cause of racial justice, but as originally drafted, was designed to deprive African Americans of fundamental rights. While civil rights have been expanded by Constitutional amendments and legislation, the legacy of denial persists. With issues of discrimination, profiling, and physical and structural violence still pervading American society, how does the Constitution still serve to deny full racial justice?
Race and the Constitution will be held at 7 p.m., October 19, at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Rd, Shreveport, LA.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to email@example.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aclu.louisiana/events.
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