February 14, 2003

The National Lawyers Guild at USD School of Law And The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Present

Human Rights Since Sept. 11th: (Un)Balancing Liberty and Security

  A panel will address the events since September 11, 2001, which in the name of the war against terrorism, have threatened fundamental freedoms, particularly for certain ethnic groups. Insisting that national security is at risk, the government has taken numerous measures that compromise constitutional rights and civil liberties.

Speaking on these issues will be Professor Marjorie Cohn and Randall Hamud. Prof. Cohn has taught at Thomas Jefferson School of Law since 1991. She is a social critic, a news consultant for CBS News and a legal analyst for Court TV, MSNBC and Fox News. Professor Cohn has also published articles and does media commentary about criminal justice, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, and media issues.

Randall Hamud graduated from UCLA Law School in 1970. He has practiced as a deputy city attorney in Compton and Los Angeles, and as in-house counsel at Atlantic Richfield Oil Company. Presently, he is a sole practitioner in San Diego. He chairs the police department’s advisory board, which deals with such issues as hate crimes and racial profiling. He recently published an article in the Daily Journal entitled “Diary of a Terrorist Lawyer” about his experience representing clients detained because of the events on 9/11.

When: February 20, 2003 at 6:30 pm

Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

Why: February 20th is designated as the National Day of Solidarity with Arab, Muslim and South Asian Immigrants. Join us for an evening of education, discussion, and expression.

A reception will follow. For additional information e-mail vlucas@sandiego.edu

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