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Defending Our Civil Liberties - An evening with journalist Chris Hedges
Date Sunday November 23
Time 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Inner Light Ministries, 5630 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKim Wein
Emailinfo [at]
Phone(831) 459 6135
Address740 Front St, Suite 265, Santa Cruz CA

An evening with Pulitzer prize winning journalist
with civil rights attorney Daniel Sheehan and Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry
5:30 pm
Inner Light Ministries
5630 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA

$15 at the door, $5 for students
All proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations working to uphold our constitutional rights.
Signed books by the speakers available at the event.

Join the campaign to make Santa Cruz a Constitution Protection Zone to defend our community from the indefinite detention of citizens under Sections 1021 & 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which was signed into law by President Obama on December 31st, 2011. Chris Hedges was the lead plaintiff in the federal case that sought to defend our civil liberties from the NDAA. Daniel Sheehan is a renowned constitutional lawyer and the leader in the campaign to form a Constitutional Protection Zone in Santa Cruz. Keith McHenry has been targeted as a domestic terrorist for his nonviolent work to end war and poverty and is one of the many Americans likely to disappear under the tenets of the NDAA.

Santa Cruz Constitution Protection Zones
(831) 459 6135

Sponsored by the Romero Institute and Food Not Bombs

Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 13th, 2014 11:09 AM
§Defending our Civil Liberties: Chris Hedges to deliver talk in Santa Cruz
by Matthew Renda Thursday Oct 30th, 2014 3:05 PM
The Romero Institute, a public policy nonprofit dedicated to the elimination of structural injustice, will host author and activist Chris Hedges at the Inner Light Ministries in Santa Cruz, Calif. at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, November 23 at 5630 Soquel Drive.

The Romero Institute and Food Not Bombs will be hosting a speaking event featuring Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges at 5:30 p.m. November 23in Santa Cruz. Mr. Hedges keynote speech will be followed by a discussion featuring renowned constitutional attorney Daniel Sheehan, Romero Institute Chief Counsel, and Food not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry. Mr. Hedges the keynote speaker, is a former New York Times reporter and celebrated author. He will be discussing the urgent need to defend our civil liberties, specifically relating to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Mr. Sheehan calls, "the gravest threat to our constitutional rights I've witnessed in my lifetime." Mr. Hedges was the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that alleged the NDAA to be unconstitutional. Hedges has written that the provisions of the NDAA not only stand in open defiance of the United States Constitution by denying American citizens a right to legal representation and a fair and public trial, but the law will be used to silence dissent. “Laws passed in the so-called war on terror will be used to turn all dissidents and activists into terrorism suspects, subjecting them to draconian forms of state repression and control,” Hedges said. Keith McHenry, as a founder of Food Not Bombs, has been subjected to intrusive investigations as a result of his activism and provides an example of the type of dissenter that could be silenced under the banner of these egregious federal laws. The event is designed to both educate our community and prepare for the passage of an ordinance that would declare Santa Cruz as a Constitutional Protection Zone. [For more information about the NDAA please visit our website linked below] “Creating a Constitutional Protection Zone is a practical and positive local solution to a serious federal mistake,” said Daniel Sheehan. “Santa Cruz can provide an important precedent to thousands of local communities who are concerned about this issue.” This event will take place at the Inner Light Ministries, 5630 Soquel Dr., Soquel, CA 95073. “Defending our Civil Liberties” is co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Resource Center for Nonviolence, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the United National Association, India Joze and Bookshop Santa Cruz. Tickets are $15 at the door, $5 for students. Pre-sale tickets are available at For more information please visit or or contact Kimberly Wein at 831-459-6135.

§Chris Hedges
by Matthew Renda Thursday Oct 30th, 2014 3:05 PM
§Keith McHenry
by Matthew Renda Thursday Oct 30th, 2014 3:05 PM
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