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Civil Rights Orgs Provide Free Legal Services for Victims of Anti-Muslim Violence

Hundreds of LA area muslims attend Interfaith event on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall with faith and civic leaders to celebrate religious and cultural diversity in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 13. Ted Soqui / Corbis
NBC News
January 5, 2016

After the shootings in San Bernadino, California, Los-Angeles-based civil rights organization have come together to provide free legal services for Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian (AMENSA) community members targeted by anti-Muslim violence and unwarranted law enforcement questioning and surveillance.

Protesters march against racist statues to pressure officials to take action

The Louisiana Weekly
December 7, 2015

After waiting 180 days for the required protocol for the removal of at least four Confederate monuments from public spaces, to be completed, last Saturday during Bayou Classic 2015, more than 50 protesters came together to send a message to city leaders: “Take down the statues honoring white supremacists now.”

National Lawyers Guild Convention Will Celebrate 75 Years, Reunite Activists

October 8, 2012

Hundreds of National Lawyers Guild members and allies will gather this week to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary at the Law for the People convention in Pasadena, California.

Scholar and activist Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address and among the convention honorees will be Margaret Burnham, a professor of civil rights law who, as a young lawyer, helped secure Davis’s 1972 acquittal on high-profile charges.

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