Listen: Ayelet Waldman on the ACLUs 100 Year Fight
"From the this is at liberty. I'm Emerson Sykes Staff Attorney here here at the ACLU and your host January nineteenth marks works ACLU's one hundredth birthday to commemorate the centennial. Some of today's most significant writers contributed to a new anthology of essays on landmark. ACLU Jio you cases. The roster of writers includes Jesmyn Ward Salman Rushdie and Dave eggers discussing cases like Brown v Board of Education. Miranda Vieira Zona Zona and Roe v Wade just to name a few. The book is called fight of the century and it was the brainchild of today's guest. Ayelet Waldman an accomplished writer and former public like defender who co edited the book along with her husband and fellow writer. Michael Shaybah. We'll discuss. What inspired this effort and how storytelling in the courtroom in literature can shape our nation and our lives? Islet as I understand it. The idea for this book came about after the last presidential election. Can you take us back to two thousand sixteen. Jean what were you feeling. And what action do I have to go back to. Two Thousand Sixteen. Don't have to revisit the trauma the ongoing or we'll basically I like everyone Nelson Sane. America was horrified and devastated although I was not surprised because I."