The Generator Series hosted by Ilana Glazer

The Bell House Presents @ BRIC House

The Generator Series hosted by Ilana Glazer

Guests: Zephyr Teachout, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg

Monday · July 23, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25

This event is all ages

*Show is located at BRIC House Ballroom, not The Bell House

**This is a fully seated event. Seats are not reserved, please arrive early for best seat selection.

The Generator Series hosted by Ilana Glazer
The Generator Series hosted by Ilana Glazer
Generator is a movement inspiring people who live in the U.S. to humanize policy through storytelling. We achieve this by using social media platforms to share about how policy affects our everyday lives. Founded by Broad City’s Ilana Glazer, Ruby Anaya and Glennis Meagher, we humbly admit: we don’t know shit!

The Generator Series is a limited 4-part event in which Ilana Glazer will interview an activist and a politician to see how they each serve us - the people. And you - yes you - will get the chance to record your own Generator video at the event with the help of fellow Generators. Learn more at generatorcollective.com

Ticket sales will be donated to the non-profit Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
Ilana Glazer
Ilana Glazer
ILANA GLAZER is the co-creator and star of Comedy Central’s hit series BROAD CITY which is entering its fourth season. BROAD CITY was Comedy Central’s highest-rated first season since 2012. It was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Comedy Series and Ilana was nominated for Best Actress in a comedy series. She can most recently be seen in the Sony feature ROUGH NIGHT, starring opposite Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, and Jillian Bell. In addition, Ilana and her partner Abbi Jacobson are currently developing a movie for Fox with Paul Feig producing.
Guests: Zephyr Teachout, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg
Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg, former congressional staffers, are the husband and wife duo who founded Indivisible after the 2016 presidential election. What started as a google doc morphed into a viral guidebook to political resistance to the Trump agenda, and has since become a nationwide movement of thousands of volunteer-led local groups that engage in progressive advocacy and electoral work at the local, state, and national level.

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Zephyr Teachout is a law professor at Fordham Law School and an expert in constitutional law.

She grew up in a small rural town with a Constitutional Law Professor father who had been active in the civil rights movement, and a mother who is now a state court judge. From an early age, she learned how to herd sheep, weed potatoes, be polite to people that she disagreed with, and never back down from a hard fight.

She believes that Trump poses an existential threat to our democracy, and we’ve got to fight it with every thing we have, including going after illegality in his businesses. Three days after Donald Trump took office, she was on the team of lawyers that filed Citizens for Responsibility in Ethics in Washington v. Trump against Trump because of his violations of the Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution. After his election, she joined the Board of CREW, which has been at the forefront of investigating and bringing lawsuits against the Trump administration (she is currently on leave from the board because of this race).

Her book on the history of anti-corruption laws in the United States, Corruption in America, is widely recognized as a groundbreaking analysis on the subject. Former Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens, cited myher anti-corruption research in his dissent in Citizens United.

She believes that corruption is at the root of so many of the problems we face: underfunded schools, overpriced rents, high debt, inequality, unaffordable health care, abuse of workers, environmental devastation.

She has been an independent voice calling out the corruption in Albany, speaking and writing about the trials of Sheldon Silver, Joseph Percoco, and Dean Skelos.

After the 2008 financial crisis, she co-founded an organization, A New Way Forward, bringing grassroots voices to work on Dodd-Frank, and calling for increased prosecutions of financial crimes. She is a national advocate for reviving old principles of antitrust, and recently testified in front of the Congressional Antitrust Caucus.

She started her career representing people on death row, and co-founded an organization dedicated to training young lawyers in underfunded defense trial work. She believes that prosecutors must play a key role in criminal justice reform, and be leaders in the fight against mass incarceration, cash bail, and discriminatory policing: they must support discovery reform and speedy trials. As the former national director of the Sunlight Foundation, she knows the importance of transparency, and believes that the Attorney General should lead the fight for greater transparency in government, corporations, non-profits, and policing.

She received a BA from Yale and graduated JD summa cum laude from Duke Law School, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, and clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Venue Information:
BRIC House
647 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/