Reclaiming power and defending our communities: How YOU can protect yourself from profiling and preemptive prosecution

The panel presentation will focus on how the ‘War on Terror’ climate and its exploitative legal practices in the federal justice system have affected civil liberties and human rights of Arab, Muslim, African American, South Asian, and all immigrant communities.

Representatives from the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF), Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), Project SALAM, Friends of Human Rights (FHR), Peace Thru Justice Foundation and others will be having a panel discussion about their political, social and legal campaigns around these very important issues to address how we can change these policies and build power for our communities.

Included in the panels are families who will share personal stories of struggles for justice. The goal of the program is to shed light on the conditions of families and communities suffering under the war on terror, mobilize our communities to change these repressive injunctions, and establish alliances across all communities for collective strength and positive social change.
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Exposing Preemptive Prosecution and Building Community Power
George Friday, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Kathy Manley, Project SALAM and NCPCF
Faisal Hashmi, Muslim Justice Initiative and NCPCF
Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, Masjid Al Hamdulillah, Boston, MA
Mauri Salaakhan, Peace Thru Justice Foundation and NCPCF

Families Speak! Resisting Preemptive Prosecution
Laila Yaghi, mother of Ziyad Yaghi, Raleigh, NC
Tamer Mehanna, brother of Tarek Mehanna, Boston, MA
Sharmin Sadequee, sister of Shifa Sadequee, Michigan
Kazi Toure, former political prisoner, Boston, MA

Visual presentation and documentary presented by Mel Underbakke of NCPCF, and the host of the program is Ashraf Nubani, Executive Director of NCPCF

Location and Time:
September 24, 2011
12 Noon - 5 PM
Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, ISBCC
100 Malcolm X Blvd
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Sponsor: National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)

Co-sponsors include: Bill of Rights Defense Committee-BORDC, American Civil Liberties Union-ACLU-MA, Families United For Justice in America-FUJA, Project SALAM- NY, Friends of Human Rights-FL, Peace Thru Justice Foundation-MD, Free Tarek Mehanna Support Committee-Boston, Justice for Shifa and Haris Support Committee-Atlanta, Raleigh 7 Support Committee-Raleigh, NC, American Civil Liberties Union- Boston, Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, United for Justice with Peace- Boston, Boston Committee to Stop FBI Repression, and Boston UNAC

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