Guthrie Theater CLE
2.0 Elimination of Bias Credits • $200 Tuition
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2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE, Video Replay of The Guthrie Theater’s A Race to Vote: A Marathon of Racial Equality in American Voting Rights. $200.
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Did the election of President Obama in 2008 signify that the rights granted in the Fifteenth Amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are safe from erosion and finally guaranteed for all Americans regardless of race? Or, as a nation, are we still struggling to implement voting rights without bias or prejudice? What is the significance of voter-identification bills pending in 32 states? How will redistricting efforts impact voters in November and beyond?
This course explores the issue of racial bias in the legislation, administration, and adjudication of American voting rights. Inspiring this discussion is Christopher Hampton’s world-premiere play Appomattox, a historic retrospective of the end of the Civil war and the signing of the Voting Rights Act.
Appomattox centers on both the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the shooting of a 26-year-old Civil Rights protestor in 1965. Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot by an Alabama state trooper as he sought to peacefully protest for civil rights. The legal system took 42 years to bring the state trooper, James Fowler, to justice, charging him with murder in 2007. He served six months.
A facilitated panel discussion of legal experts will be led by readings of scenes from Appomattox by Guthrie actors.
Panelists and Presenters
Chris Carlson, Esq., President of NarrativePros
Christopher Hampton, Academy Award® winning screenwriter and playwright
Dr. Josie Robinson Johnson, civil rights pioneer
Representative Mary Kiffmeyer (R), Minnesota House of Representatives
Charles McDew, former Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (1960-1964)
Representative Steve Simon, Esq. (DFL) Minnesota House of Representatives
Harry Groener. Wikipedia, IMDb
Shawn Hamilton IMDb
Sally Wingert IMDb, Guthrie Credits
Monday, February 25, 2013 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CST)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CST)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CST)
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CST)
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The moderated webcast of this course has been accredited multiple times–jurisdictions such as Minnesota require resubmission of paperwork for all moderated webcasts each time they are held, so these credits are considered “applied for credits”.
If you are from the state of Minnesota please be reminded of the reporting policies:
The Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education approves courses for credit and is the office to which you must report your credits. You may obtain an Affidavit of Compliance form by contacting them at 651-297-7100 or visiting the Minnesota State Board of CLE website.
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Remember, you must report your credits to the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education.
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