NLGSF Questions BART Decisions During Immigrant Rights Action

Multiple Civil Rights/Human Rights Organizations Join Letter to BART Board of Directors

Hundreds of young activists were prevented from traveling to San Francisco from the East Bay when Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) decided to close multiple stations to prevent these young people from boarding. The NLGSF and 15 other organizations have sent a letter to the BART Board of Directors questioning their extreme measures that violated these individuals' constitutional rights and requesting information pursuant to the California Public Records Act.

NLGSF Supports "Stop The Raids" Protesters

Condemns BART Closures, ICE Raids, Collaboration with Local Law Enforcement

San Francisco, CA — The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter National Lawyers Guild (NLGSF) vigorously supports the youth who rallied today in support of immigrant rights and against recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that have terrorized their communities. The NLGSF deplores BART's station closures which prevented hundreds of East Bay high school students from reaching the demonstration today at Immigration and Customs Enfocement (ICE) headquarters in downtown San Francisco.

Torture: U.S. Law & Policy (Ethics CLE Credit)

October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall), Booth Auditorium, 2778 Bancroft Way in Berkeley
CLE 1.25 Ethics Credits Available: $35 for public service and low income attorneys; $65 regular rate; FREE if no credit required.

Please join us for a rigorous panel discussion with Boalt professors and practitioner experts on the ethics and legality of torture. Panelists will include:

Military Law Task Force Meeting: Service Women's Action Network Presentation

October 28, 2008

The next Bay Area Military Law Task Force meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7 p.m at the Law Offices of Jane R. Kaplan, 3050 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705, 510/848-4752, x4. The office is 2 blocks from the Ashby BART.

We are pleased to have a presentation by the co-founder of Service Women's Action Network, Tina McCauley. She will speak about how and why SWAN was founded, their programs, and her experience in the military and as a veteran as a woman of color.

Anti Racism Committee Meeting

October 27, 2008

What: AntiRacism Committee meeting
Where: at Al Hamra (on 16th Street near BART, between Valencia and Mission) in SF,
When: Monday, Oct 27 6pm.

This meeting will be an opportunity for those of us that went to the Convention to share what we learned and participated in. We will report back on the powerful anti-racism training at the Convention led by Catalyst Project. We will discuss collaborative plans made while meeting with co-chairs of TUPOCC, the Anti-Sexism Committee, the Queer Caucus, and the NextGen Committee.

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