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Servicemembers and Veterans Occupy!
Date Tuesday November 15
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
American Friends Service Committee Office
65 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Event Type Teach-In
Emailmilitarylawpanel [at]
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.

Topics covered:
* 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] to ensure handouts will be available for all attendees.

This event is wheelchair accessible.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Nov 10th, 2011 9:51 AM

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