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View other events for the week of 5/31/2009
Report Back from World Conference Against Racism
Date Sunday May 31
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
1419 Grant St. in Berkeley, CA
home of Phoebe Watts
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorAnn F. Ginger
Emailmcli [at] mcli.org
Phone510 848-0599
Judge Claudia Morcom of the Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court (ret.), will report on her work for victims of Agent Orange in the recent Paris session of The International People’s Tribunal of Conscience hearing the case of The People of Viet Nam and People of Conscience vs. The United States of America and Dow Chemical, Monsanto, Uniroyal, Diamond Shamrock, Occidental, et al. The Tribunal was convened by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and includes Judge Juan Guzman, who prosecuted Augusto Pinochet of Chile, and Indian Supreme Court Judge Jitendra Sharna.

Judge Morcom will also report on her participation in the Durban II U.N. Conference Against Racism (held in Geneva, April 20-24), where she participated with 40 other NonGovernmental Organizations.

In 1964 Judge Morcom was the first African American to lead the National Lawyers Guild Committee to Assist Southern Lawyers registering African Americans to vote.

Also featuring spoken word by Javier of Young Playaz and music by Elliot Kenin and his Banjo.

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute invites the public to attend. May 31st, 2009, 5PM at 1419 Grant St. in Berkeley.

Added to the calendar on Friday May 15th, 2009 1:02 PM
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