The Power of Citizen Activists to Change Constitutional Law

June 14, 2016

Join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Center of Constitutional Rights

For a Conversation, Reception, and Book Signing featuring: David Cole, Author & Professor of Law & Policy, Georgetown Law Center; and Baher Azmy, Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Keker & Van Nest, 633 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Killing Them Safely

May 31, 2016

Join us for the San Francisco theatrical premiere of Killing Them Safely, an explosive 2015 Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection on the controversy over police use and misuse of Tasers. Following the screening, stay for an important discussion featuring filmmaker, Nick Berardini, and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi about the film and its implications for the upcoming decision of the San Francisco Police Commission to possibly start outfitting SFPD officers with Tasers.

New Community Resource: It's a Trap!

Today the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) released a simple but critical piece of public education on undercover law enforcement, informants and cooperating witnesses. It's a Trap! provides basic information that everyone should know about the tactics of law enforcement, but that may be particularly important for political activists and those who are, or who are perceived to be, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim or South Asian.

The Official Bay Area Launch for 'BAD, The Autobiography of James Carr'

June 14, 2016

Featuring the NLG's Paul Harris

Tuesday, June 14, 7 PM
Diesel, A Bookstore, 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur CA 94939
Free Admission

Featuring reading and storytelling and discussion of prison reform by: Betsy Carr, political activist, community organizer, widow of James Carr; Gea Carr, realtor, prison reform advocate, daughter of James Carr; with honorary guest Paul Harris, civil rights activist and author of Black Rage Confronts the Law.

City of Sacramento Won't Put Unlawful Camping Ordinance on Trial, Dismisses Criminal Charges Against City Hall Protest Organizers on Eve of Trials

SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento announced very late Wednesday that it would be dismissing all charges against City Hall Homeless Protest organizers James Clark (Faygo) and David Andre scheduled to begin today/Thursday – thereby denying the defendants a chance to expose the city's unlawful and discriminatory "camping" ordinance.

The National Lawyers Guild of Sacramento released this statement:

TUPOCC Meeting

April 21, 2016

Join the Bay TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus)* for their bi-monthly meeting!

6:30pm, Thursday, April 21st

Location: 1736 Franklin St., 4th fl. Oakland @ 6:30pm

*TUPOCC is open to all members who self-identify as a person of color.

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