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Detailed Program for Saturday, Feb 19th (Today!)

February 19, 2011

Today will kick off the People’s Hearing on Racism & Police Violence. Below, you’ll find today’s full program. You can also find tomorrow’s program in the ‘Schedule’ section of this website.

Fully Program – Saturday, February 19

9:00      Sign in

9:30      Welcome & Introduction – Maisha Quint, EastSide Arts Alliance

9:40      Keynote address from Rachel Jackson (New Year’s Movement)

9:50      Poems by Suheir Hammad & Al B Back

10:00    Session 1:     Testimony on Racial Profiling

  • Sagnitcthe Salazar (Youth Together, Xicana Moratorium Coalition)
  • Eddy Zheng (Community Youth Center)
  • Manuel LaFontaine (All of Us or None)
  • Rama Kased & Samha Ayesh (Arab Resource & Organizing Center)
  • Liz Derias (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement)

Sitting Jurists:

Ajamau Baraka, Executive Director, US Human Rights Network
Alberto Saldamando, Lawyer, International Indian Treaty Council
Dennis Cunningham, Civil Rights Attorney
Bill Ong Hing, Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
David Gespass, President, National Lawyers Guild
Dan Siegel, Civil Rights Attorney
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor Emerita, CSU Hayward

12:30    Question & answer period

1:00      Break for lunch

1:45      Poem by Donte Clark

2:00      Session 2:     Testimony on Police Killings

  • Cathy King (Gary King’s mother)
  • Sonya Wahnee (Andrew Moppin’s mother)
  • Jack Bryson (Family friend of Oscar Grant)
  • Frank Jones, Sr. (Derrick Jones’s father)
  • Kristopher Brown (Raheim Brown’s brother)
  • Lori Davis (Raheim Brown’s mother)

Sitting Jurists:

Ajamau Baraka, Executive Director, US Human Rights Network
Alberto Saldamando, Lawyer, International Indian Treaty Council
Dennis Cunningham, Civil Rights Attorney
Bill Ong Hing, Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
David Gespass, President, National Lawyers Guild
Dan Siegel, Civil Rights Attorney
John Burris, Civil Rights Attorney

4:00      Questions & answer period

5:00      Summation and Closing for Day 1

 

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