October First Wednesday: Challenging the Kafkaesque No Fly List


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00am


Fall is in the air and CCR is excited to bring you another compelling issue at our next First Wednesday on October 1st!

Did you know that the government operates a “No Fly List” in near-total secrecy, never telling people why they are listed or giving them a meaningful chance to dispute their placement? Worse, secret watch lists have grown astronomically under President Obama, ensnaring thousands of innocent people.

The No Fly List is one in a continuum of practices being used predominantly against Muslim-Americans in the post 9/11 era that CCR is challenging. Others include suspicionless surveillance, overbroad criminal charges, and brutal conditions of confinement. Come out for a drink and learn more about this Kafkaesque system and its damaging effects on our clients and their communities.

What: Short discussion, Q & A, and a chance to mix and mingle. CCR Senior Staff Attorney Shayana Kadidal and CUNY CLEAR’s Diala Shamas will discuss our case, Tanvir v. Holder, brought on behalf of four Muslim-American men who were placed on the No Fly List because they refused to serve as FBI informants and spy on their communities.
When: Wednesday, October 1, 6:00pm
Where: Von Bar, downstairs (B/D/F/M to Broadway Lafayette, F to 2nd Ave or 6 to Bleecker)
RSVP: Not required, but recommended. Register here.
Note: Cash bar with happy hour specials. This venue has stairs


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September 25, 2014