Saturday, 18. May 2019, Los Angeles Central Library, Rights Night: 1st Amendment

*Please Note: Check-in will open on Fifth Street by the courtyards (the Library will be closed to the public). 
David KayeSpeech PoliceIn conversation with Katharine LoALOUD on RIGHTS @ Central LibraryCo-presented with the ACLU SoCal

On the occasion of his forthcoming book, Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, Kaye takes us behind the scenes, into Facebook’s “mini-legislative” meetings, European Commission’s closed-door sessions, and meets journalists, activists, and content moderators who are paid mini-mum wage to flag hundreds, even thousands, of horrid videos on the Internet every day. He tells the story of people around the world who are trying to get it right, while facing an almost impossibly massive task with huge consequences. Kaye finds that it is time to rethink how we use social media, and find a way to a way to build a better, more democratic Internet.
Co-presented with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California

Image credit: 1st Amendment Walk courtesy of Brian Wolfe via Flickr

About Rights Night
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 and the ACLU, each event will spotlight a different theme and special guests to inform, empower, and inspire the people of Los Angeles.
Where should I park?
We recommend taking public transportation. Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. For more information, visit the Library’s website.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact the Public Programs office at or by calling 213.292.6254.
What if a program is full? 
You are welcome to come as a standby guest. Standby numbers are distributed one hour before the program on a first-come, first served basis. Admission is subject to availability.
Reservation policy for Free Programs
As this program is free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at the start of each program.

David Kaye
United Nations Special Rapporteur, UC Irvine Clinical Professor of Law, and Author of Speech Police

Katherine Lo
UC Irvine Visiting Researcher and Freelance Consultant

Rights Night: 1st Amendment

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