WHEN PROTEST MEETS POLITICS
Las Cruces, NM: Political scientist and legal scholar Nancy Baker will speak at the April 11 meeting of WE’RE IN: Las Cruces. Dr. Baker’s talk will cover political activism and how it succeeds and when it fails. The group meets from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Branigan Memorial Library, second floor.
Dr. Baker’s previous research examined the impact of anti-terrorism measures on the constitutional structures of separation of powers, federalism, civil liberties and privacy. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, The Economist, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and Public Radio International. She is a retired New Mexico State University political science professor who now devotes her time to writing fiction.
“Public discourse plays a crucial role in democracy,” says Linda G. Harris, who handles the group’s communications. “We are fortunate to live in a country that honors our right to be heard.” She says Dr. Baker’s talk on the tradition of political activism willprovide valuable context for understanding today’s political climate.
WE’RE IN: Las Cruces is the largest of the Indivisible groups in southern New Mexico. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information contact Linda G. Harris at 575-405-2177.