Elmhurst to Host Former ACLU President Nadine Strossen

February 17, 2016 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

A lifelong champion for social justice, Nadine Strossen was the youngest person and the first woman to serve as president of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization.

Strossen will discuss the political, public policy and ethical issues surrounding prison reform and the criminal justice system when she presents Criminal (In)Justice: Reforming the System, Redeeming the Individual on March 10 at Elmhurst College. Her talk is part of the Rudolf G. Schade Lecture Series on History, Ethics and the Law.

Strossen headed the ACLU from 1991 to 2008, and is currently a member of the ACLU’s National Advisory Council. The author of more than 300 published works, Strossen has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. The National Law Journal has twice named Strossen one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.”

“Criminal (In)Justice” will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. This event is sponsored in part by BMO Harris Bank. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available online or at the door. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.

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