Advance Ticket Sales at CCSU Student Center for March 29 Conference

Advance Ticket Sales Open This Week
You can now purchase tickets at the Information Desk in the CCSU Student
Center starting Tuesday at noon
Campus Map:

You can also register online and purchase your tickets at:

Saturday Morning?  1. Go to Student Center and purchase ticket if not previously registered.  2. Go to Davidson Hall, Torp Theater area to sign in and find tables and entry to opening event.

One Nation—Under Surveillance
A One-Day Conference about Building Networks of Solidarity
In Defiance of NSA Spying & the Erosion of Democratic Rights

Keynote: Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Chris Hedges

Registration and Literature Tables in Torp Theater, Davidson Hall, beginning
at 9 am.
Program Begins at Torp Theater, Davidson Hall at 10 am.

Tickets and Registration: Solidarity Price: $25; Non-CCSU Students &
Unemployed: $10.
CCSU Students Free; Scholarships are available.

Pay via credit card online at or Send checks
made out to the “CT Coalition to Stop Indefinite Detention,” c/o Nancy Bowden, at 7 Scotland Rd., Bloomfield CT 06002, 860-212-9596. For more information, contact Isa Mujahid at 860-471-8473, Daniel Adam at 860-985-4576, or Mongi Dahoudi at or 860-514-8038.

Initiated by the CT Coalition to Stop Indefinite Detention, the ACLU of CT,
the Council on American Islamic Relations-CT, United Action-CT.

Sponsored (Gold) by the Tree of Life Foundation of CT and CCSU Center for
Public Policy & Social Research, CCSU Student Affairs.

Sponsored by Boston United for Justice with Peace, Middle East Crisis
Committee, Promoting Enduring Peace, Greater New Haven Peace Council,
Rosenberg Fund for Children, Project SALAM, Socialist Action CT, United
National Antiwar Coalition, Occupy Hartford Trust, RI Coalition to Defend Human & Civil Rights.

Endorsed by Greater Hartford Central Labor Council, National Lawyers Guild ofCT, KnowDrones, Norwich NAACP, New London NAACP, ANSWER CT, Greater Hartford Coalition on Cuba, Boston Stop the War, CT United for Peace, Norwich Area Green Party, Activate CT, JusticeParty of CT. Hosted by CCSU Youth for Socialist Action.

Chris Hedges, former New York Times reporter, Pulitizer-Prize wining
journalist, columnist for Truthdig, author of 12 books, and was a plaintiff in
the historic lawsuit “Hedges vs. Obama,” a court challenge to the indefinite
detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act.

–Dawud Walid, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations of Michigan
–Professor Khalilah Brown-Dean, Author, Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: Race,Crime, and Civil Death.
–Tania Unzueta, National Day Laborer’s Organizing Committee
–Ana Maria Cardenas, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization /Pastors for Peace Project
–Bruce Miller, Executive Board of the Rosenberg Fund for Children
–Robert King, former Black Panther who served 23 years as one of the Angola
–Saru Jayaraman, Author, Behind the Kitchen Door and founder of Restaurant
Opportunities Centers United.
–Lynne Jackson, Project SALAM and the leader of the Journey for Justice in
defense of Yassin Aref
–Brett Kaufmann, National Security Fellow in the ACLU’s National Security
Workshops and Facilitators:
Criminalizing Communities of Color and The System of Mass Incarceration: What You Can Do: Barbara Fair, People Against Injustice; Beatrice Codianni, Reentry Central; Sandra Enos, Author,Mothering from the Inside: Parenting in a Women’s Prison.

Don’t Deport My Mother: The Fight to Stop Deportations Today: Tania Unzueta, National Day Laborer’s Organizing Committee; John Jairo Lugo, Unidad Latina en  Accion; Patricia Rosas Blanco, Los Manos Unidos.

Islamphobia, Entrapment, Surveillance, and the So-Called War on Terror:
Defending Muslim Americans Today: Mongi Dhaouadi, CAIR CT; Dawud Walid, Michigan CAIR; Steve Downs, Project SALAM and the National Coaliiton to Protect Civil Freedoms.

The Right to Do Palestine Solidarity Work—in the Community and on the Campus: Rev. David Good, Tree of Life Foundation; Maxwell Geller, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Northeastern University Law School.

The Fight Against Domestic Surveillance Drones Takes Off!: Nick Mottern of
KnowDronesand organizer of the 2014 national Spring Days of Action; Isa
Mujahid, Field Organizer, ACLU of CT.

Individual Defense Cases—True Stories and Lessons: Lynne Jackson of Project SALAM and the Yasin Aref case; Robert King, one of the Angola Three; Jorge Limeres, Comite Pro Independencia de Puerto Rico en Connecticut and supporter of Oscar Lopez Ramirez

Report Back from Lobby Day; The Civil Liberties Legislative Agenda in CT and the Nation: ACLU of CT; Council on American Islamic Relations CT; CT Green Party.

Labor, War, and Free Speech—World War I: Lessons for Today: Steve Thornton, author of A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies: Stories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Connecticut

The Democratic Right to Organize: Low Wage Workers: Saru Jayaraman, author,Behind the Kitchen Door with be joined by activists with the campaign for a
domestic workers Bill of Rights, the Fight for Fifteen minimum wage campaign, and the new effort to recover wages from McDonalds.

Do Women Have the Right to Study Unmolested? Title 9 Case Plaintiffs from the Yale and University of Connecticut campuses.
9:00 am Literature Tables Open and Onsite Registration Begins
10:00 am Welcome; Overview of Goal and the Flow of the Day
10:15 am Panel
Finding Strength by Defending Our Democratic Rights–Together: Voices from the Movements to for Muslim American Civil Liberties, Low Wage Workers, Political Prisoners, Immigrants, and International Solidarity.
11:45 am: Bag Lunches Provided ($8 for non-CCSU students), Book signings
Keynote Address: 1:00 pm: Chris Hedges
2:15 pm Workshops
3:45 pm Panel
What Will Effective Solidarity Look Like Today? What Divides Us and What Can Bring Us Together to Achieve Democratic Rights for All?
Discussion: A plan for organization, education, & mobilization in 2014.


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