Sue Eng Ly and JoAnne Sweeney are my guests on tomorrow morning's LVA's Artebella On The Radio. They will tell us about "What Were You Wearing: A Survivor's Installation", an exhibit U of L's Brandeis School of Law. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.
JoAnne Sweeny teaches Lawyering Skills and Writing For Practice. Prior to coming to Louisville, she was a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where she taught legal research and writing as well as a seminar in comparative constitutional law.
Professor Sweeny's current scholarly interests include comparative constitutional law, freedom of expression, law and gender, and legal history. Some of Professor Sweeny's most recent research has focused the present and historical criminalization of consensual sex, such as the prosecution of teenagers under child pornography laws because they have "sexted" each other nude or erotic photos of themselves. Her comparative work focuses on the United Kingdom’s Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Sue Eng Ly joined the community at Brandeis School of Law in August 2016. Prior to law school, she spent three years with the AmeriCorps program, serving as a middle school teacher in Hartford, Conn., a volunteer manager in Boston and a small business program coordinator in Louisville. She is deeply passionate about social justice and empowering those who are marginalized. As a Human Rights Fellow, she hopes to be more connected to Louisville’s refugees and immigrants and gain a better understanding of their struggles. Some of Sue Eng’s hobbies include baking, singing, journaling and giving people hugs.
“What Were You Wearing.” The event will be the opening of an art installation about sexual assault survivors and it will showcase their stories through the actual clothes they were wearing when they were violated. It will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, beginning with an opening speech at 5:00pm at the Student Activities Center.