Hermes, formerly on staff with the National Lawyers Guild and a member of multiple radical law collectives, will discuss how the playbook of tactics developed during the 2000 Republican convention protests are still used to stifle dissent across the U.S. today. Hermes will also discuss ways in which activists can employ radical, innovative and confrontational forms of resistance to the legal system. Hermes is the author of Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000, published by PM Press. Crashing the Party is an engrossing combination of social history and courtroom drama, the book explains the origins of contemporary protest policing and the creative resistance used to overcome it.
When: This Sunday, June 26th at 4-6 pm
Where: Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1049157915153647/