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Wednesday, November 9 2016

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All day
 
11:00 am
Date
Wed, 11/09/2016 - 11:30am
Location
RWU Gym, Bristol Campus
Body

 

11:30 AM          Doors Open - Pizza will be served
12:00 NOON     Performance Begins

DEFAMATION is an old-fashioned courtroom drama. The premise is a civil suit: A South Side African-American woman sues a Jewish North Shore real estate developer for defamation. The legal issue is whether or not she was falsely accused of stealing his watch and was caused financial harm. DEFAMATION explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class, and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. Through deliberations and post-show discussions, audiences engage in civil discourse that challenges pre-conceived notions. After the trial, the audience engages in a 15-minute deliberation led by the judge. The judge polls the audience twice - before the deliberation begins and at its end. The final vote ‘for the plaintiff’ or ‘for the defendant’ decides the outcome of the trial.

 For more information about DEFAMATION – THE PLAY, click here.

 RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events | lawevents@rwu.edu

 Presented by the Office of Diversity & Outreach, School of Law

 Co-Sponsored by the President's Council on Inclusive Excellence through an Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grant

 

Location
RWU Gym, Bristol Campus
Body

 

11:30 AM          Doors Open - Pizza will be served
12:00 NOON     Performance Begins

DEFAMATION is an old-fashioned courtroom drama. The premise is a civil suit: A South Side African-American woman sues a Jewish North Shore real estate developer for defamation. The legal issue is whether or not she was falsely accused of stealing his watch and was caused financial harm. DEFAMATION explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class, and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. Through deliberations and post-show discussions, audiences engage in civil discourse that challenges pre-conceived notions. After the trial, the audience engages in a 15-minute deliberation led by the judge. The judge polls the audience twice - before the deliberation begins and at its end. The final vote ‘for the plaintiff’ or ‘for the defendant’ decides the outcome of the trial.

 For more information about DEFAMATION – THE PLAY, click here.

 RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events | lawevents@rwu.edu

 Presented by the Office of Diversity & Outreach, School of Law

 Co-Sponsored by the President's Council on Inclusive Excellence through an Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grant

 

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