Friday, September 28, 2007

ACLU Forum at UNCA on Right to Dissent - Clare Hanrahan

UNCA in Asheville hosted a forum by ACLU on the right to dissent. It started out about protester's rights and restrictions and ended up as a grilling of Chief Hogan and Sheriff Duncan. They had rote answers welcoming residents to come and talk to them about their concerns. Some people stated that they have been for years. Clare Hanrahan, local writer, speaker and activist, gave a very powerful speech. She received applause throughout her speech and at the conclusion got a standing ovation. Listen to her powerful words:

I got choked up halfway through. Nothing new for me. She spoke so powerfully and with words that invoked the passion we all feel in the antiwar movement.

Thanks, Clare!

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