Los Angeles Forum & Film Premiere: Racism & Unjust U.S. Detentions from Guantánamo Bay to Pelican Bay

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with the Los Angeles Premiere of
ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantánamo
 
Image by Zina Saunder
 
 
When:     Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 7pm – 8:30 p.m.
Where:   United University Church at the University of Southern California (USC),
                 817 W 34th St.,  Los Angeles,  CA 90089
 
** FOR PARKING, go to USC Gate 5 (at Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave.) and tell them you are going to an event at the church
 
** Free & Open to the Public
 
** This event is wheelchair accessible. For accommodations, email icujp@pacbell.net or call (213) 748-1643 3 days in advance of the event.
 
Organized by:
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Interfaith Communities United for Peace and Justice (ICUJP)
 
 
Speakers:
 
Vincent Warren: Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights
Ameena Qazi: Deputy Executive Director, Staff Attorney at the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Los Angeles
Ahilan Arulanantham:  Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project
Purvi Shah (moderator): Director of the Social Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights 
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This program will feature a range of speakers who will examine unjust U.S. detentions and prosecutions, whether at the internment camp at Guantánamo, in domestic prisons and jails, or at ICE immigration detention centers. It will also explore how racism and anti-Muslim propaganda are being mobilized to enable these unjust detentions and prosecutions, and situate these in the ongoing if rebranded so-called “war on terror.” 
 
ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantánamo—a brand new short documentary—will also be screened for the very first time in Los Angeles. It tells the story of Djamel Ameziane, a client of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and an Algerian man who was cleared in 2008 and who has been detained since 2002 without charge.
 
A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.
 
* Co-sponsored by: Center for Constitutional Rights; Interfaith Communities United for Peace and Justice; ACLU of Southern California; Council on American-Islamic Relations – Los Angeles