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D.C. Bar Communities Documentary Series: Unlocking the Cage (Free)

Date(s):
June 27, 2019
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Credit: 0 Credit Hours
 
**Pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration is still available. 
 
This eye-opening documentary follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections.
 
Stay after the feature for a discussion with our invited guests!
 
Pre-registration for this "Off the Record" program is encouraged, but walk-ups are also welcomed. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
 
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Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Communities Office
 
Remarks made during “Off the Record” programs may not be used for publication.
 
Speakers:
  • Kevin Schneider, Executive Director, Nonhuman Rights Project 
  • Elizabeth Stein, Staff Attorney, Nonhuman Rights Project
 
Registration Fees: FREE
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Elizabeth Stein, Staff Attorney, Nonhuman Rights Project

Kevin Schneider, Executive Director, Nonhuman Rights Project