Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Ameena Qazi, Deputy Executive Director, Staff Attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations Los Angeles
Ahilan Arulanantham, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project
The speakers will examine unjust U.S. detentions and prosecutions, whether at the internment camp at Guantánamo, in domestic prisons and jails, or at ICE immigration detention centers; explore how racism and anti-Muslim propaganda are being utilized to enable and normalize these unjust detentions and prosecutions, and contextualize these in the ongoing if rebranded so-called “war on terror.”
ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantánamo is a new short documentary that tells the story of Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian man and client of the Center for Constitutional Rights, cleared in 2008 and detained since 2002 without charge.
Free & Open to the Public
Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 7 p.m.
United University Church at the University of Southern California (USC),
817 W 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90089
** FOR PARKING, use USC Gate 5 (Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave.) and say you are going to the church **
Center for Constitutional Rights; Interfaith Communities United for Peace and Justice; ACLU of Southern California;
Council on American-Islamic Relations – Los Angeles
For more information: call 213-748-1643 or email icujp@pacbell
This event is wheelchair accessible and dis-ability affirmative.
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