UW-Stout: Climate justice, musical expression, protest rights to be discussed at upcoming Civil Liberties Symposium | WisBusiness
Menomonie, Wis. – The Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation at the University of Wisconsin-Stout is hosting its third annual Civil Liberties Symposium, Monday, April 18.The symposium, from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, Northwoods Room, is free and open to the public. No registration is required.“The primary goal is to educate people about important civil liberty controversies through civil and rational dialogue from different points of view,” said MCSII Director Tim Shiell. “The presentations will focus on some aspect of civil liberties and their relationship to institutions, especially government and innovation.”
The five presentations will each be followed by a respondent offering comments to add perspectives on the issues.
- “Climate Justice: The Role of the Courts in Advancing Environmental Rights,” with Elizabeth Wheat, associate professor in public and environmental affairs at UW-Green Bay. Wheat will discuss how some courts have ruled in cases involving conflicts between property rights and environmental protections focusing on how appeals to civil liberty can be an effective way for groups, especially marginalized groups, to protect their environments.