Lessing speaks on ‘achieving equal citizenship’ at forum

Lawrence Lessig will address “Achieving Equal Citizenship: The Struggle to Restore Our Republic” at the next Amos Fortune Forum on Friday at 8 p.m.

In this talk, Professor Lessig will outline how we have lost touch with our framers’ values, and how that has destroyed the promise of a ‘republic.’ He will explain how recent efforts, including the New Hampshire Rebellion and MayOne, the ‘SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs,’ are mobilizing citizens to form a movement capable of restoring the republic that the framers intended.

Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption. He has authored numerous books, including “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress — and a Plan to Stop It.”

Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale. As Professor at Stanford Law School, Lessig founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

Amos Fortune Forum talks are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

For more information, visit www.amosfortune.com.

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