This event was originally created by American Constitution Society - Georgia Lawyer Chapter.
Project South, The American Constitution Society Georgia Lawyer Chapter, the Georgia Lawyer Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations present:
Being Muslim in Trump's America: Fighting Back against Ramped Up State Surveillance and Repression
This panel will explore the ways in which Muslim-Americans have struggled to safeguard their basic rights against government surveillance and oppressive policies since the days of COINTELPRO. Islamophobia has been institutionalized, effectively sanctioning and leading to the dehumanization and criminalization of Muslims. The Muslim Ban, state surveillance programs, and attacks on mosques will be discussed. The panelists will provide guidance for legal activists and the broader community on how to combat these unrelenting assaults.
Panelists: Karima Al-Amin, Civil Rights and Immigration Attorney Jama Ibrahim, founding and co-managing partner, Ibrahim & Rao LLP Dr. Mona Megahed, Vice President, Georgians for Syrian Refugees Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director, Project South
Moderator: Nirouz Elhammali, Attorney
Note: you will need to remove your shoes before entering the mosque for this event.