CCR staff will make various presentations at the National Lawyers Guild Convention in Puerto Rico.
Lauren Gazzola will speak at a "Defending Terrorism" workshop that will convene lawyers, legal workers and activists working to support the Puerto Rican Independence movement, Muslim communities and animal rights activists who have been classified or treated as terrorists by the United States government and other law enforcement. We will explore the historical significance and intersectionality of the imprisonment of FALN members to law enforcement spying on Muslim communities to the Green Scare. The unique needs of advising and defending individuals and groups facing government-led smear campaigns, persecutory prosecutions, draconian sentencing laws, and extremely abusive prison conditions will be a focus. Perspectives from those who have been targeted, including former political prisoners, will be included.
What: Defending Terrorism
When: Friday, October 25th at 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. room TBD