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Thursday, May 17 • 12:00 - 13:15
McCarthyism for Muslims

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CVE in the US and UK (PREVENT) focuses almost exclusively on Muslims, and uses profiling, surveillance and predictive policing on and offline to
monitor suspect communities. Grassroots organizers from communities
targeted by Countering Violent Extremism programs will discuss how CVE
programs are implemented on the ground in Boston, Minneapolis,
suburban Maryland, and the UK. Panelists will focus on how the
programs impact free speech and association, and what each community
is doing to challenge the program and its underlying assumptions.

avatar for Sue Udry

Sue Udry

Executive Director, Defending Rights & Dissent

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Fatema Ahmad

Deputy Director, Muslim Justice League
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Muhammad Rabbani

International Director, CAGE
Muhammad Rabbani loves civil liberties, conflict resolution, strategic planning, capacity building and coffee. He was the Managing Director of CAGE for 4 years and has been the International Director for the last 2 years. As part of his role he has been instrumental in bringing to... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00 - 13:15 EDT