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Citizen Activist Richard Dreyfuss to Speak at the 2012 Law Day Program

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In recognition of Law Day 2012, the Law Library of Congress will host Richard Dreyfuss for a discussion focused on The Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit corporation that aims to revitalize civics education in public schools.  The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC 20540.

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (Source: Dreyfuss Initiative)

The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited to venue space.

In 2010, Richard Dreyfuss founded The Dreyfuss Initiative with the mission to educate the next generation about America’s system of government and how to participate in it.  Dreyfuss states, “We must teach our kids how to run our country with common sense and realism, before it’s time for them to run the country.  If we don’t, someone else will run this nation and the experiment of government by, for, and of the people will have failed.”

Law Day is a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms that Americans enjoy.  In 1957, the American Bar Association instituted Law Day to draw attention to both the principles and practices of law and justice.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day with a proclamation in 1958.  This year’s national theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” provides an opportunity for the nation to reflect on the role our courts and judiciary have played throughout our country’s history.

The Law Library gratefully acknowledges the Friends of the Law Library of Congress for their support of this program.

Mark your calendars for this worthwhile event! For those of our readers who will not be able to make it to the event, we will have a member of the In Custodia Legis team attend on your behalf and blog about it afterwards.  We will also live tweet the event via Twitter @LawLibCongress.

Update: The event video was added below.

Comments (4)

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  2. Claro y conciso. Muchas gracias. Besos!

  3. Thank You, Mister Dreyfuss

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Duly Signed by
    – D Z Calhoun

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