“We the People: Origin Stories”: Putting the Country Into Context Over Coffee

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Run Time: 60 min.

Nitehawk Cinema and Forward March NY present: “We the People: Origin Stories”


Featuring: Hannah Whitney interviewing Esha Bhandari

Want to drop some background knowledge on your group chat about the state of our nation in the “Age of Trump”? Join Nitehawk and Forward March NY (Women’s March on Washington – NYC) on July 15 for a candid convo over coffee about the Constitution, focusing on the 1st Amendment. Learn everything you’ve forgotten about the history of the Constitution, how it has changed through time, and how it affects us now. The event includes discussion between the speakers and open floor Q+A.


Our mission is to put current events into context by sharing American origin stories in a relaxed, no-pressure setting, one topic at a time. Our goal is to create a fun way for people to educate themselves and gain insight and perspective about the things they’re being bombarded with in the news. Context is key, and we want to create an avenue to common understanding as we collectively wade through this new, historic wilderness.


Hannah Whitney: A Vermont native and current New Yorker, Hannah Whitney is a writer, photographer, actor in film and on stage, a singer, and a devoted champion of women in the arts. With Maria Wilson she co-created the online platform Genny Genny, built specifically for women to showcase their creative work in nearly any format – songs, sketches, narratives, imagery, you name it.

Esha Bhandari: Esha Bhandari (@bhandari_esha) is a staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, where she focuses on litigation and advocacy relating to online speech, academic freedom, privacy rights, and the impact of big data. Esha was previously an Equal Justice Works fellow with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, where she was involved in litigating cases concerning a right to counsel in immigration proceedings, detainer policies, and discriminatory state and local laws. She has also been a staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she worked on two trials challenging a Texas law limiting women’s access to reproductive health care. Esha is a graduate of McGill University, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, andUniversity, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Columbia Law School, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Forward March NY (Formerly the Women’s March on Washington NYC Chapter) is devoted to empowering every New York woman to vote, run for office, and hold our elected officials accountable. Lily Nussbaum and Eh-den Perlove, co-chairs of the Political Operations committee, decided to create We The People because they believe that without historical context it is impossible to understand the full scope of “how we got here” and how we can best be active participants in our city, state and country.

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