Please join Omar Farah from the Center for Constitutional Rights, Iman Wahy-ud Deen Shareef, and Rutgers students for a roundtable discussion and open forum on Hassan v. City of New York.
Filed on June 6, 2012 in federal court in New Jersey, Hassan v. City of New York was brought on behalf of several New Jersey plaintiffs who were targeted and surveilled by the New York Police Department (NYPD) solely because of their religious affiliation. Among the eleven plaintiffs are a decorated Iraq war veteran, current and former Rutgers University students, the parent organization of the Muslim Student Associations of Rutgers University (Newark and New Brunswick campuses), a coalition of New Jersey mosques, and the owners and proprietors of a grade-school for Muslim girls. This disparate group of individuals and organizations share just one characteristic: their Muslim affiliation. That fact alone led the NYPD to target and surveil them in clear violation of bedrock U.S. constitutional principles.
What: Hassan v. City of New York: Challenging the Constitutionality of the Surveillance of New Jersey’s Muslim Communities
Where: Mabel Smith Douglass Library Reading Room at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
When: Monday, March 3rd from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: American Studies and History Departments, the Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers MuslimGirl, and Rutgers University Libraries.
*Light dinner and beverages will be provided*