Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            

 “Know Your Rights” workshop taking place Sept. 29 at Springville Road Regional Library
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Do you know what your rights are if you were pulled over by the police? Are you aware that certain moves by drivers can make police officers fearful, thus putting your life and others in the car in danger?
The Birmingham Public Library is hosting a free workshop featuring legal experts who will answer questions on how to react and interact with law enforcement. The “Know Your Rights” workshop will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at the Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road, Birmingham, AL 35215. Jefferson County District Judge Shera Grant and Birmingham lawyer Tommy Spina will be the guest speakers. 

The workshop is designed to spark a community conversation designed to provide answers on how to react and interact with law enforcement, said Lutheria Jackson, library assistant III who is coordinating the program. “Know Your Rights” is free and open to the public.

Jackson said she came up with the idea for “Know Your Rights” in the wake of hearing of many incidents across the country in which people have been fatally shot after encountering police. A Birmingham school is bringing several teenagers to the program in an effort to educate young people, Jackson said.

Organizers are hoping the conversation will help build better relationships between public citizens and law enforcement. For more details on this workshop, call Jackson at Springville Road Regional Library at (205) 226-4082.          

For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 128 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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