After the performance on Sunday, June 18, join us for this one-hour panel discussion moderated by TimeLine Company Member and What the Constitution Means to Me dramaturg Maren Robinson and featuring these special guests:
Khadine Bennett is the Director of Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs with the ACLU of Illinois. A recognized advocate inside the State Capitol, Khadine is responsible for advancing a wide range of issues under the ambit of the state and federal constitution, from privacy and technology issues, to policing, criminal and juvenile justice, first amendment, LGBT, and reproductive justice matters. Khadine began her ACLU of Illinois career as a Legal Fellow with the Reproductive Rights Project where she was involved in the Project’s litigation and advocacy efforts. She has previously worked in the California Bay Area as an organizer, program director, consultant and director of various human rights, juvenile justice, youth development and reproductive justice organizations including WILD for Human Rights, Youth Force Coalition and the California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League.
Joanna Grisinger is Associate Professor of Instruction at the Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University, where she teaches a variety of undergraduate courses including Legal and Constitutional History of the United States, Constitutional Law, Gender and the Law, Law and Society, and Law & the Civil Rights Movement. She also served as Associate Dramaturg for TimeLine’s production of What the Constitution Means to Me. She received her J.D. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago.
Deborah Tuerkheimer is a professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her law degree from Yale Law School. Tuerkheimer served for five years as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in domestic violence and child abuse prosecution. She is a leading expert on legal responses to sexual violence, publishing frequently in academic journals and national media outlets. Her most recent book is CREDIBLE: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers (HarperCollins).
This Sunday Scholars discussion will last approximately one hour and is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to attend but are not attending the show that day, please arrive at 3:30pm and you can enter the theatre once the performance concludes. Questions? Call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6.