Panelists will also highlight ongoing efforts by ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild and others to uncover such abuses and hold those responsible accountable in the legal courts and the court of public opinion.
- Steven Wax, Federal Public Defender, who has represented a number of Guantanamo detainees
- David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon; Kayse Jama, Executive Director, Center for Intercultural Organizing;
- Steven Goldberg a National Lawyers Guild attorney whose litigation successfully challenged the NSA warrantless surveillance program
- Brandon Mayfield, a local Muslim attorney falsely accused and imprisoned on terrorism charges.
Jo Ann Hardesty, a former state legislator and a long-time voice for Portland's under-represented communities and a leader in the struggle against racial and economic injustice will present opening remarks and moderate the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact: Mark Kramer, National Lawyers Guild, (503) 243-2733; firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm