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  • Fazaga v. FBI: Surveillance and Secrets Under the Obama Administration

Thursday, November 8th at 11:30am — Thomas Jefferson School of Law · Room 325

 

Starting shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government began an unprecedented expansion of its surveillance activity on United States citizens and residents. Civil rights groups have challenged that expansion through a variety of lawsuits. In response, the federal government has repeatedly asserted that those suits must be dismissed because allowing them to proceed would disclose “state secrets.” Federal courts have generally sided with the government in these cases, although several judges have vigorously dissented from those decisions, and in doing so have sharply criticized the government’s use of the state secrets doctrine.

 

Ahilan T. Arulanantham, nationally-renowned immigration expert and Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California, will discuss the rise of the state secrets doctrine through the lens of Fazaga v. FBI. Fazaga is a challenge to the FBI’s policy of widespread surveillance on the Muslim communities in Southern California. Details of the FBI’s program were revealed when an FBI informant went public, describing a disturbing policy of dragnet FBI surveillance on the Muslim community that had gone on for years. Recent media coverage includes a feature on This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/471/the-convert

 

This event is organized by the Faculty Colloquium Committee and co-sponsored by the Center for Law & Social Justice and the Muslim Student Association. 

 

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  • MSA Eid Dinner Celebration

Thursday, October 25th at 7:30pm — Ali Baba Restaurant · 421 E. Main St. El Cajon, CA 92020

 

Join the Muslim Student Association as we celebrate the Eid Holiday.

Eid al-Adha is the second Holiday of the year for Muslims around the world.

 

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  • MSA Screening of 'Mooz-lum'

Wednesday, March 28th at 11:15am — Thomas Jefferson School of Law · Room 320

 

Join us in kicking off Diversity Week with a free screening of the critically acclaimed film 'Mooz-lum'!

 

Starring Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Dorian Missick, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Summer Bishil.

 

Synopsis: Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq (Evan Ross) enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

 

*Popcorn & Soda will be provided!

 

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  • MSA & MELSA American Muslim Community Hate Crimes Panel

Monday, March 26th at 11:30am — Thomas Jefferson School of Law · Room 325

 

‚ÄčLearn about how Hate Crimes are Defined, Investigated, Prosecuted, and learn about Resources for Survivors at the State and Federal Level.

 

In collaboration with San Diego Regional Hate Crimes Coalition.

 

Guest Speakers on the Panel include:
· Edgar Hopida from Council on American-Islamic Relations
· Oscar Garcia from San Diego District Attorney's Office
· Danell Scarborough from San Diego Human Relations Commission
· Helen Hong from U.S. Attorney's Office
· Professor Kaimi Wenger from TJSL

 

*Lunch will be served

 

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  • MSA Inmate Support Services

Orientation Begins February 8th 5—9pm

 

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Metropolitan Correctional Center
808 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101

 

Are you Interested in Working with Inmates?

 

Volunteer Opportunities are Currently Available to Provide Support Services to Muslim Inmates.

 

This is an Excellent Opportunity for Future Attorneys, Especially those who are Interested in the Criminal Law Field!  *Pro-Bono Hours are Available through the Externship Office at TJSL

 

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  • MSA Eid Dinner Panel on Faith & Practice

Friday, November 4th at 6pm — Thomas Jefferson School of Law · Room 225

 

Join the Muslim Student Association as we celebrate the Eid Holiday.

 

Eid al-Adha is the second Holiday of the year for Muslims around the world.

 

Guest Speakers on the Panel include:

· Imam Wali T. Fardan from Masjid ul-Taqwa of San Diego
· H. Sammy Rihan, Esq. from Law Office of H. Sammy Rihan
· Mahir Sherif, Esq. from Mahir Sherif Law Office
· Edgar Hopida from Council on American-Islamic Relations

 

*Food will be FREE to all who attend [Catering from Aladdin Restaurant in San Diego]
**Henna body art available for an additional charge [$5/design]

 

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  • MSA Welcome Back Dinner

Saturday, October 1st at 7pm — East Village Tavern + Bowl · 930 Market Street

 

Are you interested in joining an Islamic community on campus?
Then come join MSA as we welcome new students to the TJSL community and mark the beginning of the Fall semester.

 

*Bring your Fit Perx Card for FREE Shoe Rental!

 

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