Community Town Hall with special guest Dr. Rashid Khalidi: Drop the Charges Against Rasmea Now! Support her Defense Fund
Friday, February 7, 2014
Aqsa School: 7361 W 92nd St, Bridgeview, IL 60455
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/592829454120967/
In the early morning of Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, sixty-five year old Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Rasmea Yousef Odeh, was arrested at her home by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. She was indicted in federal court that same morning, and charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answers she gave on a 20-year-old immigration application.
Rasmea, who has made it her life’s work to serve and help empower Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim families, is the victim of another politically-motivated witch-hunt by our federal law enforcement agencies, which continue to violate the civil rights of Arabs and Muslims with impunity, particularly those who are critical of U.S. support for Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.
Please join The Coalition to Protect People’s Rights (CPPR) as we present a community town hall on Rasmea’s case.
Join us at Aqsa School on February 7th at 8:15pm, immediately following Isha prayers for presentations that include:
-Legal update from Jim Fennerty, one of Rasmea’s lawyers
-Know Your Rights presentation by Dima Khalidi of the Palestine Solidarity Legal Support
-An update on the community organizing that has been done around the case
With special guest speaker Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Chair, Columbia University.
Come learn about the case and what you can do to help!
CPPR is comprised of American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (AJP), Lifta Association, U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), and many others