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Project Liberty—the NYCLU’s very own television show – is back and broadcasting across New York State. Our sixth episode highlights the experiences of New York City public school students who encounter metal detectors, overly-aggressive policing and other challenges as they pursue their constitutional right to education.
The episode comes as New York City is beginning to reform discipline and school climate, a process that includes the NYCLU among other advocates. As part of that work, Lieberman is an appointed member of the School Climate Leadership Team, the body which has been tasked with advising the city on ways it can improve student safety and dignity.
The show will air on Friday, March 27 at 6:30 pm on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) on TWC34, RCN82 and FIOS33. It will air again on Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 pm and again on Sunday, April 19th at 2:30 pm. The episode will also be streamed live here on those dates.
About Project Liberty
Project Liberty, the NYCLU’s very own TV show, made its broadcast debut spring of 2011 in New York City. While we don’t expect it to win any Emmy awards, Project Liberty provides a sleek and compelling way to stay informed about our work.
The premier episode (seen here) blends the voices of real New Yorkers with NYCLU staff to explore civil rights and civil liberties issues that affect everyone. It examines a new anti-bullying law to protect New York’s public school students, the need to fix the nation’s broken immigration system, and concerns about the NYPD’s unconstitutional and racially biased stop-and-frisk practices.