Bankrupting Democracy: Constitutional Rights, Civil Rights, and Labor Rights under Siege in Detroit

  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: National Lawyers Guild -- New York City, Labor & Employment Committee of NLG-NYC, Labor Coalition for Workers’ Rights and Economic Justice at CUNY School of Law
  • CUNY School of Law
  • Special Programs

On January 23 at 6:30 pm, the National Lawyers Guild -- NYC, Labor & Employment Committee of the NLG-NYC and the Labor Coalition at CUNY School of Law are hosting a panel discussion on the bankruptcy crisis in Detroit with special guests from Detroit itself. The speakers will cover the crisis' effect on the civil, voting, pension, and collective bargaining rights of the people of Detroit, the constitutional challenges to the Emergency Manager Act, and the battle in bankruptcy court.

The two CLE credits and food are free. But, we are running the event as a fundraiser for the Sugar Law Center--a non-profit law center fighting for the rights of Michigan citizens by challenging the Emergency Manager Act. We are asking lawyers to donate $50 and non-lawyers to donate $10, or more if you can. Please make checks out to "Sugar Law Center" or bring cash to the event.

To ensure that we have space and food for everyone, please register as soon as possible. .

CUNY School of Law is easily accessible. It is located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City on the corner of 44th Drive and Hunter Street. See CUNY's website for more information.

Additional cosponsors include the Nation.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2.0 Transitional/Non-transitional CLE Credits in Professional Practice. CLE Credits provided by Community Legal Resource Network at CUNY School of Law. CLE credit will be offered only to those attorneys completing entire sessions; attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit. Attorneys arriving late are welcome to attend the program but will not be eligible for credit. Attorneys wishing to receive CLE credit must sign in the program's attendance register prior to and following the CLE program; once a speaker begins the program, the sign-in sheets will be removed. Similarly, attorneys leaving the session early are also ineligible for CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Labor & Employment Committee of NLG-NYC
  • Attachment(s): 2014-01-23 Bankrupting Democracy Ad.pdf