Chilling effects are threatening American civic discourse. It’s time to address this head-on with new narratives about the resilience of the United States built on many inputs, cultures, and peoples.
UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly Maina Kiai’s dissection of the nation’s systematic betrayal of basic human rights centers on America’s erosion of free assembly and a shrinking public square. Kiai concludes that over the past year, a growing swath of communities of color, workers and immigrants, and other marginalized groups have felt deterred from engaging in social movements, staging protests and other forms of citizen action, or campaigning to defend community and workplace rights.
Source: America’s Freedom to Protest Is Under Attack | The Nation