Guns & Votes

   |   Carol Anderson
May 30, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   OBA Theater, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
2022-05-30 20:00:00 2022-05-30 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Guns & Votes (The John Adams Institute) Carol Anderson OBA Theater, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute
On paper, every American has the right to vote and - thanks to the Second Amendment - to bear arms. But in reality, says Carol Anderson, both these rights are undermined by the racism which is so deeply rooted in American society. And that, in turn, undermines democracy. Anderson is a professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and an influential voice on civil and voting rights in the U.S. She will be joining us on Monday May 30th to talk about her two most recent books, The ...
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Surviving Injustice

   |   with Mark Godsey & Rickey Jackson
Jun 14, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm,   Boom Chicago, Rozengracht 117, Amsterdam
2022-06-14 20:00:00 2022-06-14 22:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Surviving Injustice (The John Adams Institute) with Mark Godsey & Rickey Jackson Boom Chicago, Rozengracht 117, Amsterdam The John Adams Institute
Rickey Jackson was sentenced to 39 years in prison for crimes he didn’t commit. Innocent, and unjustly convicted of murder and robbery, his is the longest wrongful imprisonment in US history. The John Adams Institute is honored to host Rickey, who will share the lessons he learned about freedom and forgiveness. The sole evidence against Rickey was the false, coerced eyewitness testimony of a 12-year-old boy. The boy later tried to back out of the lie, but the police told him it was too late to change ...
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