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Monday, May 28, 2007

May 31: Los Angeles A Question of Patriotism: When National Security and Civil Rghts Collide

Of Los Angeles County
Annual APA Heritage Month Program

A Question of Patriotism:
When National Security and Civil Rights Collide

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
at the Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Confirmed panelists include:
*Arif Alikhan (Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security)
*Ranjana Natarajan (staff attorney, ACLU of Southern California)
*Eric Seitz (former attorney for U.S. Army Lt. Ehren Watada,
court-martialed for refusing to deploy to Iraq)
*Brian Sun (attorney for Wen Ho Lee and former FBI Agent James Smith)
*Chaplain James Yusuf Yee (former U.S. Army Captain/Muslim Chaplain
stationed at Guantanamo)
*Moderator: Neil Gotanda (Professor at Western State University
College of Law)

The panel discussion promises a compelling and thought-provoking examination
of the intersection between race and national security, the treatment of
Asian Americans caught up in the justice system due to alleged security
breaches, the government1s attitude towards U.S. permanent
residents/citizens who are natives of Asian countries that are at odds with
the U.S., the government1s interests and perspectives on security issues,
free speech and military justice, and what role a vigilant public can play
to ensure that justice is served even in times of war.

MCLE credit available at no charge for APABA members and $10 for non-members
(APABA of Los Angeles County is a State Bar of California approved MCLE

Light dinner will be available for purchase before the program. No host
reception will follow the program.

RSVP by May 25, 2007 -
for more information contact: Sandeep Baweja at (213) 426-2112 or .

Supporting Organizations:
The American Constitution Society, Los Angeles Chapter
Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles Chapter
Asian Bar Association of California
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff
Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Fair Immigration Reform
Council on American-Islamic Relations, Los Angeles Area
CSUF Asian American Studies Program
CSULB Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
CSUN Asian American Studies Department
Filipino American Heritage Institute
(H)API Hour
Iranian-American Bar Association
Japanese American Bar Association
Japanese American Citizens League - Pacific Southwest District
Korean American Bar Association
Korean Resource Center
Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers
Loyola Marymount University, Asian Pacific American Studies Program
Loyola Marymount University, Asian Pacific Student Services
National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles Chapter
Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Los Angeles Chapter
Organization of Chinese Americans, Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
South Asian Network
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
UCI Department of Asian American Studies
UCLA Asian American Studies Center
UCLA Asian Pacific Alumni Association
UCLA School of Law, Asian Pacific Islanders Law Student Association
USC Asian Pacific American Student Services
USC Gould School of Law, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

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