Join the United States District Court, Northern District of New York, along with the NDNY-Federal Court Bar Association, in the reenactment of Russo v. Central School District No. 1
Members of the Judiciary and the community will be playing the roles of those involved in
the Russo v Central School District No 1.
In 1969, a 21-year old art teacher in a small town in upstate New York refused to lead her homeroom in the Pledge of Allegiance. The school district red her,
and she brought a lawsuit under the First Amendment. In this historic reenactment of the trial and appeal to the Second Circuit, we explore the story of Susan Russo, whose
silent refusal to pledge allegiance in the classroom raised questions about patriotism, loyalty and the 1st Amendment.
What: Russo v Central School District No 1 Reenactment
Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. (arrive 5:30 p.m. for security check)
Location: James M. Hanley US Courthouse & Federal Building, 100 Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY