NYC: COINTELPRO, Then and Now: From the Black Panther Party to the 2008 RNC - 9.17.2008

(Unfortunately, this panel will not be videotaped by the NLG, or allowed to be taped by third parties. But if you are in the area, it would be a very informative panel to attend. -rep.)

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COINTELPRO, Then and Now: From the Black Panther Party to the 2008 RNC

Wed. September 17 - 6:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Overview: The panel will provide an overview of the various programs and forms of government repression, both past and present, and address procedures in place to empower activists to continue their work. Presented by the National Lawyer's Guild

Location:

Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Subotnick Center - 10th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Speakers:

Beth Baltimore: former coordinator, Green Scare Hotline, member Brooklyn Law School Chapter and NLG-NYC Exec. Cmte., attorney, Legal Services NY, Brooklyn Law alum

Paul Keefe: as a member of NYC Chapter Mass Defense Cmte., provided legal support during 2008 RNC, NLG-NYC Exec. Cmte.
Bobby Khan: founder of the Coney Island Avenue Project (CIAP), formed in November 2001 to advocate on behalf of South Asian immigrants who were hurt by bias attacks and discriminatory policies in the post-September 11th climate of hate.

Martin R. Stolar: Co-counsel, Handshu v. Special Services Division, attorney, Puerto Rican Independence Movement Grand Jury resisters, then and now, attorney for the Camden 28, member NLG-NYC Exec. Cmte.

Dhoruba Bin Wahad: former leader of Black Panther Party in New York; freed after serving 19 years in prison after conviction reversed due to COINTELPRO-related disclosures; plaintiff in Bin Wahad v. FBI