When: Tuesday, December 5 2017 5:30pm–8:00pm
Where: Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Sponsor: CAIR-Massachusetts, First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Harvard Islamic Society, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, The Muslim Justice League, National Lawyers Guild – Mass,Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University School of Law
Muslim Bans, Refugee Bans, Ending DACA – A Threat to All Our Freedoms
How Did We Get Here – and What Can We Do?
Where: Harvard Law School, Hauser Hall, Room 102
When: 5:30pm – 6:00pm Check-in and Refreshments. 6:00pm – 8:00pm Panel Discussion
The Muslim and Refugee bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, in Honolulu, wrote that the Muslim Ban 3.0 Executive Order “plainly discriminates based on nationality” and would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States.” The Trump Administration wants to negotiate DACA protections for building the Wall. These legislation attempts are part of a continuum of exclusionary, xenophobic and racist policies that promote white supremacy and discrimination on the basis of faith, national origin, and immigration status.
As arguments continue in the courtrooms, it is vital that communities continue to resist. Everyone has a role in defending a welcoming and inclusive America. Think you can’t do anything – you can!
Come participate in an important discussion on how we got here, what’s at stake, and what actions you can take.
Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Professor and Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic, Northeastern University School of Law
Ayesha Kazmi, Organizer – Roxbury, District 7, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
Saher Selod, Assistant Professor – Sociology, Simmons College
Maheen Haider, Doctoral Candidate (Sociology) & Clough Graduate Fellow, Boston College
Nazia Ashraful, Government Affairs Director, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – Massachusetts Chapter