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Radical Workshops in Eugene, OR at the Lane Community College Campus

Join Lane Community College Students for a Democratic Society, the Civil Liberties Defense Center, and the LCC Peace Commission in a series of workshops at our college.
Radical Workshops in Eugene, OR at the Lane Community College Campus

Join Lane Community College Students for a Democratic Society, the Civil Liberties Defense Center, and the LCC Peace Commission in a series of workshops at our college.

Friday, February 25th 2:00pm-5:15pm
Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
Building 19 Center for Meeting & Learning

Friday Feb. 25th, 2008 2:00pm - 3:30pm
"Battle for the Port"
with Leah Coakley & Patrick Edelbacher, Tacoma Students for a Democratic Society

This interactive workshop focuses on the diverse and effective acts of resistance at the Ports of Tacoma and Olympia. After analyzing the organizing and sharing the story of the actions, the workshop will look at what worked and what challenges remain. An emphasis will be placed on the potential of meaningful large group actions and other issues relevant to the group.

Leah Coakley grew up in South Carolina and moved to the Tacoma, Washington to work as a community health educator for Planned Parenthood. She has volunteered for Food Not Bombs and resisted at the ports of Tacoma and Olympia. She has presented workshops on sexuality, and consent. Leah serves as a victim advocate for the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County and is an active member of Tacoma Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Tacoma Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Her current interests are de-gentrifying Tacoma and compiling a radical history of South Carolina.

Patrick Edelbacher is an organizer and folksinger from Tacoma, WA. In high school, his suspension was the foundation of a victory ACLU free speech movement in which activists were suspended for anti-war organizing. Since then he has been a member of Tacoma SDS and the IWW. He is involved with the Port Militarization Resistance actions in Tacoma and Olympia and was one of thirty-seven arrested at the Port of Tacoma protests.

Friday Feb. 25th, 2008 3:45pm - 5:15pm
"Civil Rights & Liberties Post 9/11: Practical Steps to Restore the Constitution"
with Lauren Regan, Executive Director Civil Liberties Defense Center & Dave Fidanaque, Executive Director ACLU Oregon

Who we elect as our leaders makes a difference in protecting our basic constitutional freedoms, but unless a majority of Americans know what their government is doing and hold elected leaders accountable to the core American values of liberty, justice and fundamental fairness, our government will continue to sacrifice freedom for short-term political expediency. Civil rights and liberties have been under grave attack for the last several years. Panelists will illustrate the rollbacks to our civil liberties through specific cases and legislation they have worked on recently including the Green Scare, SHAC 7, the Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, and many others. Come learn how your rights have been eroded since 9/11 and why we are no safer.

Lauren C. Regan, Executive Director and Attorney for the Civil Liberties Defense Center, a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a public interest attorney specializing in environmental law, civil rights and criminal defense. She is also the founder and executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, a nonprofit organization that strives to protect and educate the public as to their civil liberties and constitutional rights.

Dave Fidanque has worked for the ACLU of Oregon since 1982 and has been its Executive Director since 1993. Since 2006, he has been Chair of the ACLU Executive Directors Steering Committee, which makes him the key point of contact between the National ACLU and its 53 affiliates and National Chapters around the country. He speaks frequently about the erosion of civil liberties since 2001.

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 3:00pm
Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement
Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
Building 17, The Forum, Room 308/309

Eight Former Black Panthers were arrested on January 23rd, 2007 in California, New York, and Florida on charges related to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer. Similar charges were thrown out back in 1975 after it was determined that the evidence used to indict the men was extracted by police torture. Two of the men have been held as political prisoners for the past thirty years in New York state prisons, but the other six have been living regular lives working, and raising families. These men have become known as the "San Francisco 8" or SF8. These arrests are part of an ugly history of brutal government repression against civil rights activists. The struggle to gain these men's freedom is growing but it will require much more public support. In a manner similar to the campaign waged in 1971-1972 to free Angela Davis and the ongoing campaign to free Mumia Abu Jamal, this campaign must become widespread and international.

Join us for a showing of the Freedom Archives film, "Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement" followed by presentations about the case with Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives, Hank Jones of the SF8 (recently released on bail), and others.

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Friday Feb 25?? 26.Feb.2008 15:34

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Feb 25th is monday (yesterday) is it supposed to be Friday Feb 29th?

Correction 26.Feb.2008 16:11

LCC SDS

Friday, Feb. 29th for both Friday events.