INTERCEPT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BETSY REED TO MODERATE A CONVERSATION WITH ACLU LAWYERS BRIGITTE AMIRI, LEE GELERNT, AND CHASE STRANGIO ON THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE TRUMP ERA
ACLU Lawyers Featured in New Documentary The Fight, to be Released Nationwide July 31
New York, NY – July 27, 2020 – On Wednesday, July 29, at 3 p.m. ET, Intercept Editor-in-Chief Betsy Reed will host a virtual conversation on the current state of civil rights in the Trump era with three American Civil Liberties Union lawyers at the center of these fights: Brigitte Amiri, deputy director at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project; Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project; and Chase Strangio, deputy director for Transgender Justice with the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project.
The conversation coincides with the upcoming release of the new documentary The Fight, an inside look at four high-profile ACLU lawsuits that attempt to block the Trump administration’s efforts to target immigrants, women, and the LGBTQ community. The film, directed by Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, is being released by Magnolia Pictures and Topic Studios and will be available in theaters and on demand on July 31.
From the early days of his administration, President Donald Trump has overseen a barrage of legislative attacks on marginalized communities: ripping immigrant families apart, blocking access to abortion, and banning transgender people from military service. As grassroots movements responded to these attacks with unprecedented protests, the legal team at the ACLU launched more than 150 lawsuits aimed at protecting our civil rights and liberties from encroaching authoritarianism.
What: “Inside the ACLU’s Fight for Civil Rights in the Trump Era”
When: Watch Live on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Who: Intercept Editor-in-Chief Betsy Reed, Brigitte Amiri, deputy director at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project; Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU national Immigrants’ Rights Project; and Chase Strangio, deputy director for Transgender Justice with the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project