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Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Books on Broad" featuring Jabeen Akhtar
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: The Virginia Shop

Jabeen Akhtar will discuss and sign Welcome to Americastan, her quirky, refreshingly candid debut novel. With effervescent humor and wit she turns every stereotype of Muslim Americans on its head. Light refreshments (wine and cheese) will be served (5:30–6:00 PM), followed by author talk (6:00–6:45 PM), and book signing (6:45–7:30 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.