Dissent: Patriotism or Treason?


Tuesday December 04


6:30 PM  –  9:00 PM

Can you make the act of thinking a crime? According to local radical Louise Olivereau, the Espionage Act of 1917 did just that. Olivereau opposed U.S. involvement in World War I and encouraged men to refuse to fight. This act of dissent led to her conviction under the Espionage Act. The right to dissent is seen by some as an act of treason, and by others as an act of patriotism. Join civil liberties experts and historians to explore patriotism, pacifism, and the limits of free speech. Begin the evening with live quartert performing WW1 music by the Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers.

Generous program support provided by 4 Culture.

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