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Dissent: Patriotism or Treason?

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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 moderator Scott Winn, civil liberties expert Bryan Adamson, and historian Lorraine McConaghy to explore patriotism, pacifism, and the limits of free speech.

World War I Music: Begin the evening with a special performance of World War I music by a quartet from Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers. The performance starts at 6:30 pm.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: $5 for MOHAI members / $10 general public


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