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DHS Announces Redesignation and Extension of TPS for Syrian Nationals + more

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

 اللجنة الأمريكية العربية لمكافحة التمييز 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


The Weeks Ahead 

California:

  • Thurs Jan. 8 at 7:00PM-9:00PM in Santa Barbara, CA. Fielding Graduate University will host a panel entitled, “The Increasing Militarization of Societies in the 21st Century.” Click here for details. 

D.C., Maryland, Virginia (DMV):

  • Thurs. Jan 8 at 2:00PM-3:30PM in Washington, D.C. The Brookings Institution presents a panel discussion entitled, “What Americans Think About the Fight Against ISIS.” Click here for details. 

  • Sat. Jan. 10 at 8PM in Washington, D.C.  Witness Against Torture will sponsor a panel entitled, “From Ferguson to Guantanamo: Institutionalized Brutality and Torture.” The panel is part of a week of events. Click here for details. 

  • Sun. Jan 11 at 1:00PM in Washington, D.C. Join Witness Against Torture and CODEPINK for a White House rally to close Guantánamo and end torture. The rally will be preceded by an interfaith religious service. Click here for details. 

  • Tues. Jan 13 at 7:00-9:00PM in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Peace CenterDr. Maha Hilal will discuss the relationship between the War on Terror policies and Muslim American political participation, alienation, and withdrawal. The title of the event is Too Damn Muslim To be Trusted”: The War on Terror and the Muslim AmericanClick here for details. 

Michigan:

  • January 31, 2015 is the deadline to apply for ADC-Michigan’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program. Click here for details. 


Past Week’s Wrap-Up


Articles of Interest

In Memoriam

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Book
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Senator Edward Brooke

Former Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke was the first African-American to be elected as a state’s Attorney General and also the first to win a popular election to the U.S. Senate.

Senator Brooke passed away on Saturday at the age of 95.

Jameel Jaffer @JameelJaffer  

Growing support for criminal investigation of #CIA #torture program. http://justsecurity.org/18412/impunity-torturers/ … via @just_security @ACLU

Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System 

By Nahla Abdo


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