Anderson to Participate in Post-Film Discussion on Civil Rights Attorney William Kunstler

On September 8, Jensie Anderson, a clinical professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will participate in a panel discussion at the Salt Lake City Library following the screening of a documentary film about noted civil rights attorney William Kunstler.

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a Sundance Film Festival 2009 selection, was made by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler and explores the life of their father, who fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King and represented the “Chicago 8” activists who protested the Vietnam War. Kunstler was the subject of judicial sanctions in the case Hadges v. Yonkers Racing Corp.

The post-film discussion will be moderated by Dani Eyer, the former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. Panelists will be Anderson, who in addition to her work as a Clinical Professor at the College of Law, also supervises both the Innocence Clinic and the Criminal Clinic at the law school and previously served as the staff attorney for the ACLU of Utah; and noted Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer Ron Yengich.

The 90-minute film is being screened on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Library, 210 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City. The event is presented by the SLC Film Center and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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