Securing Our Rights Agenda

Thom Cincotta expresses concerns with government surveillance on everday people and invites you to join us at the "Securing Our Rights" convening.

 

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DECEMBER 1, 2011

Breakfast (provided)
8:30 – 9:30 AM PST

Registration
8:30 – 10:00 AM PST

Welcome
9:00 – 9:30 AM PST

Plenary Session I: Privacy in Perspective: Implications of Government Surveillance on Human Rights and Civil Liberties (livestream)
9:30 – 11:00 PST

Speakers: Angela F. Chan, Asian Law Caucus; Jim Dempsey, Center for Democracy & Technology; Mike German, ACLU Washington Legislative Office; Julia Shearson, Council on American-Islamic Relations - Cleveland and Lillie Coney, Electronic Privacy Information Center (Moderator)

Break
11:00 – 11:30 AM PST

Session A Workshops
11:30 – 1:00 PM PST

  • Challenging Law Enforcement Surveillance - Federal and Local Initiatives
    Speakers: John Crew, ACLU of Northern California and Mike German, ACLU Washington Legislative Office
  • Immigration Enforcement 101 for Privacy Rights Advocates
    Speakers: Carl Bergquist, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles; Sameera Hafiz, Rights Working Group; Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California and Jazmin Segura, Services, Immigrants Rights and Education Network
  • Privacy vs. Security: Bringing Human Rights Home (livestream)
    Speakers: Jamil Dakwar, ACLU; Summer Hararah, Asian Law Caucus; Shirin Sinnar, Stanford Law School and Margaret Huang, Rights Working Group (Moderator)
  • FOIA Case Studies: Using the Freedom of Information Act to Push for Policy Change
    Speakers: Julia H. Mass, ACLU of Northern California; Mark Rumold, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Nura Maznavi, Muslim Advocates (Moderator)
  • Planning Effective Know Your Rights Presentations
    Speakers: Fahd Ahmed, DRUM - Desis Rising Up and Moving and Paromita Shah, National Immigration Project

Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 2:00 PM PST

Session B Workshops
2:00 – 3:15 PM PST

  • Freedom of Information Act "How To" Guide: Filing and Using this Open Government Tool for Advocacy
    Speakers: Jessica Karp, National Day Laborer Organizing Network; Jennie Pasquerella, ACLU of Southern California; Mark Rumold, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Veena Dubal, Asian Law Caucus (Moderator)
  • Taking Back Our Communities, Taking Back Our Lives
    Speakers: Yasir Afifi, Community Member; Kevin Keenan, ACLU – San Diego; Julia Shearson, Council on American-Islamic Relations – Cleveland and Nadia Tonova, National Network for Arab American Communities and Cynthia Buiza, ACLU – San Diego (Moderator)
  • Intelligence Goes Local - Mapping the Domestic Security Matrix at the Local Level: Case Studies (livestream)
    Speakers: Sahar F. Aziz, Texas Wesleyan School of Law; Thomas Cincotta, National Lawyers Guild and Azadeh Shahshahani, ACLU of Georgia
  • Getting Our Message Out...and Right: A Communications Skills Building Workshop
    Speakers: Julia H. Mass, ACLU of Northern California; Rainey Reitman, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Rinku Sen, The Applied Research Center and Anita Sinha, Advancement Project (Moderator)

Break
3:15 – 3:30 PM PST

Plenary Session II: Beyond Shaking Hands: Building Genuine Alliances and Partnerships
3:30 – 5:00 PM PST

Speakers: Jim Harper, Cato Institute; Laura Rivas, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Dawud Walid, Council on America-Islamic Relations – Michigan and Linda Sarsour, National Network for Arab American Communities (Moderator)

Adjourn
5:00 PM PST

Reception
6:30 – 8:00 PM PST

DECEMBER 2, 2011

Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 AM PST

Connecting Through Creativity: A Fun, Interactive Activity with Prizes
9:00 – 10:00 AM PST

Plenary Session III: Using Local Power to Fight Federal Policies (livestream)
10:00 – 11:30 AM PST

Speakers: LaResse Harvey, A Better Way Foundation; Nadia Kayyali, Coalition for a Safe san Francisco & National Lawyers' Guild; Hamid Khan, Community Leader; Veena Dubal, Asian Law Caucus (Moderator) and George Friday, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (Moderator)

Break
11:30 – 11:45 AM PST

Session C Workshops
11:45 – 1:00 PM PST

  • Social Media and Surveillance of Activists: Should We Be Concerned?  A Live Debate (livestream)
    Speakers: Will Coley, Aquifer Media; Sameera Hafiz, Rights Working Group; Bryan Nunez,Witness and Shakeel Syed, Islamic Shura Council
  • COINTELPRO 2.0
    Speakers: Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee; Walter Riley and George Friday, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (Moderator)
  • Fences, Drones and Guns: Challenges and Opportunities of Redefining the Border Security Framework
    Speakers: Thomas Cincotta, National Lawyers Guild; Andrea Guerrero, Equality Alliance of San Diego County; Pramila Jayapal, OneAmerica and Cynthia A. Buiza, ACLU of San Diego (Moderator)
  • Government Surveillance Through Data Collection: Databases, Biometrics and DNA
    Speakers: Christopher Calabrese, ACLU Washington Legislative Office; Sujatha Jesudason, Generations Ahead; Jeff Jonas, IBM Entity Analytics and Jennifer Lynch, Electronic Frontier Foundation (Moderator)

Break
1:00 – 1:15 PM PST

Keynote Address Luncheon: The 9/11 Decade and the Decline of Our Democracy
1:15 – 2:30 PM PST

Speaker: Vincent Warren, Center for Constitutional Rights

Break
2:30 – 2:45 PM PST

Session D Workshops
2:45 – 4:00 PM PST

  • Seizing the Moment: How to Maximize Media Opportunities Through Local Print and Broadcast Outlets
    Speaker: Keith Rushing, Rights Working Group
  • Stealing Human Capital: The Profit Motive (livestream)
    Speakers: Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy; Kung Li and Emily Tucker, Detention Watch Network
  • inSecure Communities and the Next Generation Identification Initiative: A Bigger, Faster, and More Dangerous Big Brother
    Speakers: Jessica Karp, National Day Laborer Organizing Network; Bridget Kessler, Mayer Brown LLP; Jennifer Lynch, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Michelle Fei, Immigrant Defense Project
  • Working With Communities to Break the Fear About Speaking Out
    Speakers: Summer Hararah, Asian Law Caucus and Azadeh Shahshahani, ACLU of Georgia

Closing (livestream)
4:00 – 4:45 PM PST

Speaker: Pramila Jayapal, OneAmerica

Caucuses
4:45 – 5:30 PM PST

Adjourn
5:30 PM PST

 

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