Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DC: Citizens' Hearing, 29 January

AN INVITATION TO A CITIZENS' HEARING - Saturday, January 29th

As you know our country is facing a serious challenge in the areas of civil rights and civil freedoms. Too many people and organizations have been targeted because of their ideology, religion or ethnicity. A few months ago the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF) was established to address these challenges, educate the public, and unite the efforts of many good people and organizations around the country.

Please note that on Saturday January 29, 2011 (1:00-4:00 PM), the coalition will sponsor our first Citizens' Hearing under the title: The Loss of Civil Freedoms in America. It's of utmost importance that you attend this program in order to:

1) Understand the nature and scope of the challenges.
2) Learn what you can do to restore our civil freedoms.
3) Show support to the coalition and victims' families.

As you ponder on whether to attend or not, please answer these two questions honestly to yourself. If not you, then WHO? If not now, then WHEN?

Not only do we like you to attend but also to bring 2 people with you to this important event.

Let's pack this hall and show our support. We are trying to mobilize for this event.

NCPCF Steering Committee


Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011
When: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Washington D.C. – 901 G St., NW- (Between 9th and G streets)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library- Room A-5


Panel I: Prosecuting Thought Crimes and Manufactured Charges

Witnesses:

Prof. Sahar Aziz, Georgetown Law Center
Steve Downs, Project SALAM


Panel II: Profiling and the Erosion of Civil Freedoms

Witnesses:

Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Mike German, American Civil Liberties Union
Corey Saylor, Council on American-Islamic Relations


Panel III: Unequal Treatment and Victim Families Testimonies

Witnesses:

Shaker Elsayed, Universal Justice Foundation
Padriss Kebriaei, Center for Constitutional Rights
Faisal Hashmi, Muslim Justice Initiative
A member from the Duka, Elashi, and Abu Ali Families


Free and Public Event. Please arrive by 12:45PM.

RSVP: CivilFreedoms@gmail.com

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