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Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2003
Time:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Martin Luther King Student Center (Corner of Telegraph Avenue & Bancroft Way

Civil Rights in the 21st Century:
C O N N E C T I N G T H E D O T S !

Patriot Act, Affirmative Action, Immigration, Labor Rights, Academic Freedom, Free Speech, Equal Pay, Globalization and Human Rights, Environmental Rights, War on Terrorism and the Constitution...

A Two-Day Working Conference at UC Berkeley
Friday, October 17th, 7 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, October 18th, 10 am - 10 pm
Martin Luther King Student Center
(Corner of Telegraph Avenue & Bancroft Way)

ADMISSION IS FREE

The 1964 Civil Rights Act stands as a major signpost in the long and arduous struggle for equality and inclusion in American social, political, and economic life. However, its adoption did not mean the end of the struggle and ample evidence can be gleaned from the daily press to illustrate the unending nature of the collective quest for equality in America.

The decades of the 1990's and the newly declared "War on Terrorism" have brought about an erosion of Civil Rights not seen in any other period, which if left unchallenged will lead to greater long-term harm. The same forces that attack Affirmative Action and diversity are also involved in developing ways and means to reverse civil rights gains under the banner of the "War on Terrorism" and "National Security."

Join activists, educators, and civil rights organizations in a two-day conference intended to explore the state of Civil Rights at the doors of the 21st Century. As talk of empire is increasing, the citizenry must rise up to meet the new but certainly old challenges and provide a platform for a collective approach to the defense of civil rights.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
Prof. Agha Saeed, American Muslim Alliance
Prof. Angana Chatterji, California Institute of Integral Studies
Prof. Andrew Barlow, Sociology Dept., UC Berkeley
Prof. Carlos Munoz, Ethnic Studies Dept., UC Berkeley
Prof. Jesse Ghannam, UCSF and ADC-SF
Prof. Ling Chi Wong, Asian American Studies Dept., UC Berkeley
Jefferey Blankfort
Linda Sharief, ADC-SF
Monadel Herzallah, SEIU Local 250
Dr. Hatem Bazian, Near Eastern Studies
Dept., UC Berkeley
Mark Vermeulen, National Lawyers Guild
Sanjeev Bery, ACLU
Osama Qasem, ADC-SF
Young Shin, Asian Immigrant Women Advocates
Reem O. Awad-Rashmawi, Esq.
Helal Omeira, CAIR
Nancy Hormachea, National Lawyers Guild

F R E E A d m i s s i o n

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