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The Defamation Experience

12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Centennial Room
1400 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: NU
Charlie Foster, (402) 472-5500,
This play is a courtroom drama that explores issues of race, class, religion, gender and the law with a twist—the audience serves as the jury. The program, which includes audience deliberation and a facilitated discussion, is a unique opportunity to engage in civil discourse about pressing social issues.

The play centers on a defamation lawsuit between a south side African American female business owner and a wealthy Jewish north shore real estate developer. Following the 75-minute trial, the judge will lead the audience through deliberation. An audience vote will decide the outcome of the trial.

It is part of ongoing efforts to foster collective ownership of diversity, access and inclusion efforts across the entire NU system. Admission is free.

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This event originated in IANR.