MUSLIM PROFILING: Racial Justice Litigation Workshop

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 @ 4:20pm to 6:10pm
Case Lounge
Mar 21
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 @ 4:20pm to 6:10pm
Case Lounge

MUSLIM PROFILING: Racial Justice Litigation Workshop
With Omar Farah, Staff Attorney, The Center for Constitutional Rights, and
Aliya Hana Hussain, Advocacy Program Manager, The Center for Constitutional Rights

Tuesday, March 21st
Case Lounge - JG 701
4:20 pm - 6:10 pm

Omar Farah and Aliya Hana Hussain will speak about their work with the Center for Constitutional Rights in combatting Muslim Profiling by Governmental and Police organizations in the United States.  Farah and Hussain have both worked on projects including advocating for prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, the profiling of Muslim and Arab Americans in the United States, and fighting NYPD and military scrutiny and surveillance of Muslim persons and individuals of Middle-Eastern descent in the United States.

This program is one of a series of workshops designed to give students, faculty, staff, and community members exposure to litigation on cutting edge issues in racial justice such as: voting rights, police violence, privatization of parole, criminal justice debt, access to clean water, ending mass incarceration, and decriminalization of sex work. Litigation plays a critical role in movements for racial justice. Across a range of cutting edge issues legal advocates work closely with movement leaders to mobilize litigation as one of the tactics deployed to combat structural racism.

This event is part of a series hosted in conjunction with Professor Katherine Franke's Racial Justice Litigation course at Columbia Law School.  They are free and open to the public.

If you require any disability accommodations to facilitate your visit, please let Liz Boylan, Assistant Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, know by e-mail to [email protected], or phone to 212.854.0167.

Contact Info: 
Liz Boylan, Assistant Director, Center for Gender & Sexuality Law; e-mail: [email protected]; phone: 212.854.0167.
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This event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.