A decade after 9/11, says ACLU president Susan Herman, it is far from clear that the government’s hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics such as the Patriot Act are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these measures have the potential to ravage our lives—and have already done that to countless Americans. Through unsettling stories of ordinary people caught in the government’s dragnet, Herman, author of Taking Liberties, examines the human and social costs of the War on Terror. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Jesse Wing, President of the ACLU of Washington, will introduce Ms. Herman. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.
Herman’s ACLU bio