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On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision in favor of Mark Janus in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. This landmark case was a victory for first amendment rights, ruling that government employees can no longer be compelled to pay union fees as a condition of working in public service.

In a slight departure from our normal lecture format, Mark will join us for a moderated conversation on this historic case and his subsequent move from public sector employee to advocate for worker’s rights.

A free livestream of this lecture will be available to view @ 12 noon Eastern on August 20 for those who cannot join in person.

Mark Janus
Mark Janus
Liberty Justice Center

Senior Fellow

Mark Janus is a Senior Fellow at the Liberty Justice Center, where he serves as an advocate and spokesperson for workers’ rights.

As a child support specialist for the Illinois state government, Mark courageously took on one of the most powerful political forces in the country: the public employee unions. Mark fought for his First Amendment rights – and the rights of more than 5 million other government workers – all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court with his case, Janus v. AFSCME.  Mark’s bravery resulted in the single greatest victory for First Amendment rights in a generation.

Now, Mark serves as a leader spreading the message of worker freedom through his personal story. Mark has been and will continue to be a tremendous advocate for government workers.

Event Details

Start Date

End Date

Location

Acton Institute | Mark Murray Auditorium
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

Schedule

11:30 a.m. Doors open
12:00 p.m. Lecture begins
12:30 p.m. Q&A
1:00 p.m. Lecture ends

Tickets

$15 General | $10 Student
Includes box lunch and beverage

(Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee a box lunch.)

Group discounts for schools and other organizations available.

Event livestream is free and will be available to view @ 12 noon Eastern on August 20 for those who cannot join in person.

Parking

Directions to the Acton Institute

Metered street parking is available. Please bring sufficient change with you for meters or pay for parking with the Motu Parking app on your smartphone (iOS and Android).

Paid parking lots are also available nearby. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.

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