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|Servicemembers and Veterans Occupy!|
|Date||Tuesday November 15|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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American Friends Service Committee Office
65 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|militarylawpanel [at] gmail.com|
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 7 to 9 PM
Servicemembers and Veterans Occupy!
As part of the 99%, military servicemembers and veterans have been participating in Occupy protests in droves. But what are the consequences for such actions? Can servicemembers be punished under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for such protests, or do the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution apply to them, too?
Please join the Bay Area Military Law Panel of the National Lawyers Guild, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, the GI Rights Hotline - SF, Courage to Resist, and Swords to Plowshares for a workshop on servicemembers' rights to protest and related issues.
* Servicemembers' protest rights
* Potential impact on veterans benefits for criminal justice-involved veterans
* Protest participation and PTSD triggers
* Report back from IVAW's participation and update on Scott Olsen
Moderator: Jane Kaplan
Presenters: Steve Collier, Teresa Panepinto, Rai Sue Sussman (BAMLP); Joshua Shepherd (IVAW); others TBA
California attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of free CLE credit, .5 of which is ethics credit.
Please RSVP to militarylawpanel [at] gmail.com to ensure handouts will be available for all attendees.
This event is wheelchair accessible.