[IMC-DC] Fwd: [Dc-contact] Interview Op: Local Muslim and Islamic Groups Unite to Oppose DHS Offenses
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Thu Jun 12 11:34:01 PDT 2008
> From: jlara at lyonspr.com
> To: dc at indymedia.org
> Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:01:05 -0700
> Subject: [Dc-contact] Interview Op: Local Muslim and
> Islamic Groups Unite to
> Oppose DHS Offenses
Hello DC Indy Media Producers:
I wanted to give you a heads up that we're setting up
interviews with the Executive Director of the Rights
Working Group, Margaret Huang, on Friday, June 13th.
The Rights Working Group is the umbrella organization
for over 250 community-based organizations, and is
working to protect the civil liberties and human
rights for all. They are gearing up for their second
national campaign,"A Night of 1,000 Conversations,"
where people will gather in homes, offices, churches
and coffee shops to discuss DHS violations occurring
in their towns and cities, as well as brainstorm ways
to take action.
In the DC-area, the Muslim Public Affairs Council will
host a conversation at the All Dulles Area Muslim
Society (ADAMS) Center in Sterling, VA on Thursday,
June 19 at 7:30pm. This will be a large town hall
style meeting about the three issues related to the
Putting a stop to illegal raids without due
Ensuring humane detention conditions and ending
arbitrary imprisonment without trial
Addressing the citizenship backlogs so that people
can vote in the November 2008 elections without being
Thus far, other co-sponsors include the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim
American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation. Corey
Saylor (CAIR Director of Government Affairs) and
Ibrahim Ramey (MAS Freedom director of its Human and
Civil Rights Division) will attend on behalf of their
respective organizations. Haris Tarin, MPAC Community
Development Director, will also be present.
Please contact me if you'd like to set up a 5-8 minute
interview with Margaret Huang of the Rights Working
The website for Night of 1,000 Conversations is
Rights Working Group:
1) How can I find out about a conversation near me?
Do I need to sign up?
2) Can I host a conversation of my own?
3) How do I get my organization involved in the Night
of 1,000 Conversations?
4) What is the "Night of 1,000 Conversations"? What
is the purpose?
5) I'm not able to attend a conversation - is there
another way I can participate in the campaign?
6) What are some of the Department of Homeland
Security policies that violate rights the American
public should know about?
7) How can I raise awareness from home and/or
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