Date(s) - Thursday, Aug 27
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Writing your MP, volunteering for a community group, or attending a protest are all types of civic engagement that are critical for a strong democracy. However, the ability of concerned citizens to engage in protest is increasingly being discouraged, if not repressed, by political commentary and a range of legal techniques.
To discuss these challenges, join Melbourne Activist Legal Support for a public panel: “Protest, Repression and the Law.” Featuring panellists with backgrounds in community activism, criminal defence, and academia, the panel will address current threats to the freedom of expression and assembly in Victoria.
This event is possible through a generous grant from the Victorian Law Foundation.
Questions encouraged and all are welcome!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see melbactivistlegal.org.au for information about MALS.