Speaking Freely - An evening with the ACLU

Above:  Sarah Rushford ,  Alluvion (Drawing 2) , graphite on paper with scratched text from the U.S. Constitution

Above: Sarah RushfordAlluvion (Drawing 2), graphite on paper with scratched text from the U.S. Constitution

Join us Saturday, February 25, from 4 to 6 pm as we welcome Jessie Rossman and Carl D’Apolito-Dworkin for a reception and discussion on civil liberties, design, and resistance in this time of political upheaval. The conversation will address the ACLU’s current and upcoming work, the ways in which social impact design can positively affect our communities, and how all of us can participate in productive political action.

This program is part of our current exhibition, Transition of Power: 2017. 13FOREST Gallery is pleased to donate a portion of the proceeds from this exhibition to the ACLU of Massachusetts.





Jessie Rossman joined the ACLU of Massachusetts as a staff attorney in June 2013. She has both trial level and appellate advocacy experience, and litigates on a broad range of civil rights and civil liberties issues, including privacy and technology, free speech, reproductive rights, and gender discrimination.  She was recognized as a 2015 National Law Journal Boston Rising Star. Jessie has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. Before joining the ACLU of Massachusetts, Rossman served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also worked as a staff attorney at the ACLU of Michigan and as a litigation fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Carl D'Apolito-Dworkin is the Chief Designer for the architecture firm, Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.  He is the project leader for the new wing of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, the new Performing Arts Center in Bogota, Colombia and the new Museum of Science in Heifei, China. His work was recently featured in the American Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Biennale.  Carl received his B.A. from Yale University where he received the Louis Sudler Prize for the Arts and his M. Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal for overall academic achievement.  Carl specializes in the generation of architectural geometry through modeling and computation.