Monday, June 20, 2011

Detroit Hearing on Resistance to Profiling, Preemptive Prosecution and Prisoner Abuse

Detroit Public Meeting to Resist Profiling, Preemptive Prosecution and Prisoner Abuse

Published on Sat, 2011-06-11 13:15
Event Information

Date: Sat,July 16, 3:00-6:00pm

Location: The Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore
13535 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, MI 48238

A community hearing to confront repression of human rights and civil liberties by the criminal justice system

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

Representatives from the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF), Project Salam, CAIR-MI, Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice (MECAWI), and Committee to Stop FBI Repression-MI will be having a panel discussion about their political, social and legal campaigns around these very important issues to address how we can counter and change oppressive policies.

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, establish alliances across all communities for support, and mobilize our communities to eradicate these oppressive political and legal injunctions.

PANEL I: Prosecutorial Persecution in the Criminal Justice System

Steve Downs, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)

Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor Pan-African News Wire

Dawud Walid, CAIR-MI

Mel Undebakke, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

PANEL II: Impact of Preemptive Prosecution on Families

Hedaya Jayyousi, Dearborn, MI

Tamer Mehenna, Boston, MA

Tom Burke, Grand Rapids, MI

Co-Sponsors Include: National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF), Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), Michigan Emergency Coalition Against War and Injustice (MECAWI), Families United For Justice In America (FUJA), Council on American Islamic Relations-CAIR-MI, Justice For Shifa and Haris Support Committee, Project SALAM, Friends of Human Rights

To participate and co-sponsor the event contact

Local Contacts: or or call 517-505-1697

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