112 – Protests and Park Districts: Preserving Civil Rights, Protecting Property, and Avoiding Liability
Steven Adams, Partner, Robbins Schwartz
This program provides your agency with specific information on how to lawfully manage public demonstrations in your parks. We will discuss (i) how to identify and establish free speech areas in your parks, (ii) drafting a comprehensive permitting policy, (iii) dos and don’ts when vetting a permit application, (iv) pre-event planning and preparation, (v) public relations considerations before, during, and after the event, and (vi) indemnity and insurance considerations.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Respond to planned and spontaneous demonstrations in an organized, effective and lawful manner.
- Create and/or update their agency's parade/demonstration policy that strikes the correct balance between free speech and the interests of your community.