SELA Presents: A Name Worth Fighting For: How Naming My Band The Slants Got Me to the Supreme Court

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Monday, September 18, 2017

12:00 PM

12:50 PM

Classroom 4004 - William Graham Jr. Classroom

Simon Tam, founder and bassist of The Slants, talks frankly about the racism, legal troubles, and incredible stories about playing in the world's "first and only Asian American dance rock band."

From playing inside state prisons and military bases to touring geek anime conventions, things took a surprising twist when the government started accusing him of using a racial slur.

Hear his fascinating story, A Name Worth Fighting For: How Naming My Band The Slants Got Me to the Supreme Court.

SELA will be broadcasting this event as a webinar.

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106 | Accessibility


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