Long Island Civic and Religious Leaders To Discuss Civil Liberties in Post 9/11 World

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Local Civic and Religious Leaders to Mark 9/11 at Central Islip Event

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September 6, 2011 – On Thursday at the Touro Law Center in Central Islip, the Long Island Neighbors for American Values coalition will host an evening of reflection and discussion to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

The event will feature local civic, religious, and legal leaders, and will focus on the state of civil liberties in the post-9/11 world. Touro Law Professor Eileen Kaufman will deliver the keynote address.

The Long Island Neighbors for American Values coalition embraces the constitutional rights of religious liberty and equality. It is composed of social justice organizations, religious and interfaith groups, educators, and individuals who stand together to respond to threats against our core values that are rooted in stereotypes and fear.

What
Civil Liberties: Ten Years After 9/11 – a community discussion and commemoration

When
Thursday, September 8 at 6:30pm

Where
Touro Law Center, 225 Eastview Drive in Central Islip

Who
Prof. Eileen Kaufman, Touro Law Center
Habeeb Ahmed, Islamic Center of Long Island
Robert Nuxoll, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, LI Chapter
Arshad Majid, Touro law professor and civil rights attorney
Nancy Dwyer, Pax Christi LI
Amol Sinha, New York Civil Liberties Union, Suffolk Chapter

The following groups belong to Long Island Neighbors for American Values:

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Long Island Chapter; Empire Justice Center; Hillside Islamic Center; Islamic Center of Long Island; Jaam’e Masjid, Bellmore; Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; Long Island Civic Participation Project; Long Island Council of Churches; Long Island Jobs with Justice; Long Island Muslim Association; Long Island Teachers for Human Rights; Long Island Wins; Masjid Darul Qu’ran; Muslim Law Association at Hofstra; Muslim Peace Coalition; Muslims on Long Island; New York Civil Liberties Union Nassau Chapter; New York Civil Liberties Union Suffolk Chapter; Pax Christi LI; Social Justice Committee of UUCSR; Social Justice Committee of UUFSB; Strong Youth Inc.; The Interfaith Alliance, Long Island Chapter; The Workplace Project

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