Grand Jury Resistance & Knowing Your Rights
A panel discussion about the recent raids and subpoenas targeting activists in the Pacific NW
- Thursday September 6th 2012 7-9pm
- Event is free, open to the public and disability affirmative
- 4312 SE Stark Street — Portland, OR 97215-1646
Join your community allies for a discussion about the federal grand jury process and how it is abused to repress political movements and activists. Historically, activists have been targeted for their civic engagement. The past few years government witch hunts went after activists in Minneapolis, Chicago and Oakland. Now in the past month, NW activists have been targeted by the FBI; having their homes raided, computers seized, as well as being served grand jury subpoenas to testify against their fellow community members. Find out how you can resist political repression and support activists.
Lauren Regan is the founder, executive director, and staff attorney of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC). She has worked with targeted communities and hundreds of activists confronted with federal grand jury threats over the last 15 years. The CLDC educates and defends activist engaged in radical or progressive social change in order to empower effective activist and organizers working to confront the current repressive political climate. Knowledge is power, know your rights in order to powerfully advocate for the change you want to see in the world.
Wombat is an anarchist living in Portland, Oregon. They are involved in support work for grand jury resisters. Wombat likes puppies and hates
Co-sponsored by the Civil Liberties Defense Center, Oregon Jericho, Portland Anarchist Black Cross, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, American Friends Service Committee Portland, Portland Animal Defense League, Portland National Lawyers Guild, Portland Books to Prisoners
For more information contact go to cldc.org