Issues & Ideas Luncheon, November 2001

Listen to Expert Speakers Over Lunch

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is pleased to host monthly Issues & Ideas Luncheons in Lansing. These luncheons, which feature experts on a diverse array of subjects, offer a forum that enhances and broadens the policy debate to include theoretical and philosophical ideals-and suggestions for achieving them. These luncheons, designed to reinforce policy-makers' understanding of the principles of sound economics and the free society, offer a unique opportunity that is open to all legislative staff, policy specialists, and other interested friends.

Legislative staff, policy specialists, and other interested friends are cordially invited to our

 

NOVEMBER ISSUES & IDEAS LUNCHEON

"Preserving Civil Liberties in Times of Trouble"

featuring

Kary L. Moss, Esq.
Executive Director
ACLU of Michigan

DATE:   Wednesday, November 14, 2001
TIME:   12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
PLACE: The Parthenon Restaurant
              227 S. Washington Square, Lansing
COST:   $5.00

The events of Sept. 11 have inspired fear and a willingness to accept government inroads on our civil liberties in the name of security.  Does the "war on terrorism" warrant the kinds of steps-such as national I.D. cards and Internet tapping-being contemplated, and in some cases carried out, by government? If so, at what point does America "cease to be America?" Where do we draw the line and say "no more" to steps taken for our protection?

Who better to engage in a lively discussion of these issues than Kary L. Moss, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan?  Moss will be our guest at the Mackinac Center's monthly Issues and Ideas luncheon, and will deliver her talk, "Preserving Civil Liberties in Times of Trouble," followed by questions and discussion.

The recipient of many awards and holder of many prestigious positions of influence throughout the state, Moss worked in the national office of the ACLU Women's Rights Project prior to returning to Michigan.  She obtained her J.D. degree in 1987 from CUNY Law School at Queen's College, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1982, and her B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

The luncheon begins promptly at 12:00 noon.  Please make reservations for yourself and any guests by noon on November 13, 2001, by calling the Mackinac Center at (989) 631-0900 or send your e-mail to: rsvp@mackinac.org .

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