Wednesday, November 07, 2012

"Books on Broad" Featuring Gigi Amateau
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Join us as local author Gigi Amateau discusses and reads from her new young adult novel, Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, the Gallows and the Black General Gabriel. Based on the true events of Gabriel's Rebellion, this powerful novel illuminates a little-known corner of American history as it honors the extraordinary will of one Virginia man. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

You Have No Right: Law and Justice
Monday, September 24, 2012 — Saturday, May 18, 2013
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free

Using Virginia cases—and the stories of the people behind them—You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.

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