From Barbed Wire to Defund the Police: A community conversation on surveillance, detention, and incarceration


Add to My Calendar Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Center for Constitutional Rights Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain will join a panel of advocates and organizers to weave together Japanese American incarceration with contemporary examples of mass incarceration, state surveillance, and immigrant detention. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and talk in small groups.

This virtual event is part of the Tsuru Rising! Community Conversations. It will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT / 1 p.m.-3 p.m. EDT.

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Carl Takei Moderator
Carl Takei is a Yonsei descendant of prisoners held at Tule Lake and Amache, as well as the Department of Justice camp in Bismarck, North Dakota. He lives in New York City and is a senior staff attorney at the National ACLU, where he coordinates police practices litigation and related advocacy work.

Claudia Munoz Panelist
Claudia was born and raised in Monterrey, México, and has called Texas home since 2001. After her nephew was detained by ICE, Claudia began to organize with other undocumented youth nationwide to secure his release and demand dignity for all immigrants. Since graduating from Prairie View A&M University in 2009, Claudia has worked for various labor and immigrant rights organizations throughout the country. She is currently the Co-Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership, a group that works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation, and criminalization are things of the past.

Aliya Hana Hussain Panelist
Aliya Hana Hussain is an Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she manages  advocacy and campaigns on indefinite detention at Guantanamo, the profiling and targeting of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities, and accountability for torture and other war crimes. Aliya travels to Guantanamo regularly to meet with the Center for Constitutional Rights' clients.

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September 18, 2020