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Habeas Index | Friday, May 22nd, 2015



The HABEAS LOUNGE will be featured in People “Weekly”, the inaugural exhibition of the Amie and Tony James Gallery at the Graduate Center, City University of New York,in the CUNY Graduate Center Art Gallery in the days preceding and following this historic election. Open daily, noon to 11 PM from October 29th thru November 6th, the HABEAS LOUNGE will be a space to gather and take part in a series of constitution discussions, examine historic documents,hear music, see art, and meet fellow We the People in the days leading up to, and following this historic election. On election day the HABEAS LOUNGE will be an election day drop in center, broadcasting the returns on several monitors.

all events at:  HABEAS LOUNGE @ CUNY
The Amie and Tony James Gallery
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th + 35th street)

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At the HABEAS LOUNGE — Stop by, say hello - Meet fellow We the People -  Get your copy of the U.S. Constitution -  Participate in a Constitution Café -  Take part in POLITAOKE - Express yourself on a the HABEAS WALL - Hear music + Poetry - Celebrate Halloween - See art -  Examine historic documents  - Watch the election returns

all events are free and open to the pubic


6 - 8 PM
HABEAS LOUNGE Kick off speech: “One Nation, Under the Constitution: Church, State, Politics, Faith and Reason in the 21st Century.”
with  Jamie Raskin, Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, American University Washington College of Law, Democratic State Senator of Maryland

9 - 11 PM
POLITAOKE - “POLITical speeches as karAOKE”
Politics plus Karaoke equals POLITAOKE. Now you too can deliver the great rhetoric filled speeches of today’s top politicians.

5 - 7 PM

6:30 PM
State of the Union:  A Poetry Reading (w/ CUNY Center for Humanities)
with John Ashbery + Dan Chelotti + Thomas Sayers Ellis Nick Flynn + Caroline Knox + Eileen Myles + Mathias Svalina + Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Elizabeth Willis + Rachel Zucker

FRIDAY 10.31
7 - 11 PM
A BANNED  AHALLOWEEN  PARTY  …atypical, aholloween!
with Chris Finan, President, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression,  reading “From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America”  (Beacon Press, 2007)
Music  by H*E*R,  featuring Yvette Perez and Peter Zummo
Come pay homage to your favorite characters from the 2007 top banned books and beyond!

3 - 4:30 PM
Constitution Café: “Material Change  - Documents that shaped the United States” featuring rare historic documents, including an original newspaper print copy of the US Constitution
with Seth Kaller,  Seth Kaller, Inc. Historic Documents

5 - 7 PM
Constitution Café:   ”The role of the President / Vice-President / Congress + the Constitutional  Separation of Powers”
with Josh Chafetz, Assistant Professor of Law, Cornell Law School


All Day - Screening: Conventions and Attitudes -  a projected exhibition of over 100 artists nationally, as part of Exchange Rate, 2008. Curated by Karen Atkinson.

Get out the vote / Monitor the Vote Party Day


All day -  Screening: “Tools for Historical Transformation: Jury Duty” by Sara Hendren

7 - 9 PM
Constitution Café: “Is the Supreme Court Accountable to the People?”
with Barry Friedman, Vice Dean, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, New York University Law School

9  PM
Performance: EXCHANGE RATE 2008
Eric Lindley Performs Bruce Conkle
Eva Jung performs Adam Overton and Dorit Cypis

Intermittent - Screening: Conventions and Attitudes (see 11.2)

1 - 3 PM
Constitution Café: “Will our vote count? Monitoring the 2008 election”
with Christopher  Malone, Associate Professor of Political Science, Pace University

8 - 11 PM
HABEAS LOUNGE Open Mic - You have a mic

All day  - screening: ” Violations and Obfuscations: video works that address numerous political situations of the past eight years”
works by: Hillary Mushkin, Nancy Popp + Serena Wellen, Paul Chan, John Davis, Martha Rosler, Jessica Lawless & Von Edwards, Nabawia Elsoudani
curated by Nancy Popp

7 - 9
Constitution Café: The Constitution and Human Rights in the era of Guantánamo
with: Lynn Kates, Educational Outreach Organizer for the Guantánamo  Global Justice Initiative, Center for Constitutional Rights

All day  - screening: “Transmissions from Alphaville”, by Meena Nanji + Tommy Gear

7 - 9
Constitution Café: Intellectual Freedom and Free Expression in the United States since 9/11
with: Melissa Goodman, Staff Attorney, the National Security Program, ACLU
Larry Siems, Director, Freedom to Write and International Programs, PEN American Center

9 - 11
HABEAS LOUNGE closing party


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