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Know Your Rights and Defend Our Communities from Grand Juries
Date Wednesday February 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland CA 94606
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorArab Resource and Organizing Center
Upcoming Event:
FBI Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas:
Know Your Rights and Defend Our Communities


Wednesday Feb 9th, 2011, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd, Oakland CA, 94606
FREE ADMISSION, Donations Accepted

On September 24th, 2010, the FBI raided the homes and offices of anti-war and international solidarity activists in Chicago and Minneapolis. During the raids, the FBI took computers, cell phones, documents and personal family items. In total, 14 activists in Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan were subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury on that date.  Since then, 9 other activists have been subpoenaed, 6 of them Palestinian activists. This type of investigation is a tool to repress our movements for social justice and divide our communities.
 
The 23 activists have all refused to testify in this Grand Jury investigation. 
 
Join us to get the facts on Grand Juries, know your legal rights with the FBI, understand why this is happening now, and learn how our communities can respond!
 
PLUS... COME HEAR DIRECTLY FROM HATEM ABUDAYYEH,
ONE OF THE ACTIVISTS WHO WAS SUBPOENAED AND WHOSE HOME WAS RAIDED IN THIS GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION!


Featuring HATEM ABUDAYYEH, an activist and Palestinian community leader whose home was raided by the FBI on September 24th.  Hatem will speak about the investigation, his experiences, and current political organizing.
 
PROGRAM INCLUDES:
  • Partial Screening of New Documentary: COINTELPRO 101 | Omar Hunter of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
  • Update on the ongoing grand jury investigation against Chicago and Minneapolis activists | Nina Farnia and Hatem Abudayyeh
  • Federal Grand Juries and Your Legal Rights | Ben Rosenfeld of the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter
  • How are grand juries used to stifle our organizing? What's the connection between the FBI and grand juries? | Richard Brown of the SF-8, and Environmental Activist Nadia Winstead
  • What is "Material Support for Terrorism"? And how is it being used against our communities and our movements? | Marc Van Der Hout, lead attorney for the Los Angeles 8 
  • Know Your Rights Presentation: What to do if the FBI comes knocking | Zahra Billoo of Council on American Islamic Relations SF Bay Area
  • Question and Answer

 

Sponsored by: EastSide Arts Alliance, National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Council on American Islamic Relations SF Bay Area, and Asian Law Caucus

For more information contact: 415-861-7444 or info@araborganizing.org
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 11th, 2011 3:34 PM
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