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Know THEIR Rights!
October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An interactive informational workshop for children of color (ages 9-18) and their parents regarding police interactions for the purpose of empowering our children and keeping them safe.
By now we have all seen the miniseries “When They See Us” (or have been so traumatized by it we couldn’t bear to finish watching). The true events surrounding this film are a gut-wrenching realization that our children are not always treated fairly when it comes to the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, many of us don’t need a miniseries to tell us that.
Are you certain your children know how to react when encountering the police without you? Do you and your children know their rights? Here is your chance to hear from legal professionals who care about our children!
As a community, we owe it to our kids to educate them and empower them with the knowledge to keep them protected and safe! We invite students, parents, educators, and mentoring programs to this workshop designed to begin the conversation!
This workshop will help you and your child understand:
• What their actions should and should not be toward police
• What Miranda rights mean in regards to what they say and do and how they can exercise those rights
• Their rights within the school system (which may or may not necessarily be the same as outside the school system)
• Sharif Deveaux (Wake County Public Defender)
• Robert Stephens (ACLU)
• Serenity Hargrove (Legal Aid of NC)
Parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of the library and in the parking deck. These parking spaces are FREE to the public throughout the weekend.