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National Lawyers Guild Week

January 24-January 28

Please join the Student Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild at King Hall for A Legacy of Justice: NLG Week 2011.

We have some wonderful events and film screenings planned - please see below for the schedule:

*Note: All events are scheduled to take place in The Paul and Lydia Kalmanovitz Appellate Advocacy Courtroom (Room 1001) unless otherwise noted.

**Monday, January 24**

12 Noon - 1 pm: New Orleans Convention Report-Back and The History of The NLG

Learn more about the 2010 New Orleans convention and the activities of the NLG from fellow students and Professor Holly Cooper.

Complimentary lunch provided.

5 - 7 pm: Special Screening Event - Film as a Tool for Social Justice: Abby Ginzberg's "The History of the NLG"

Join us for a special screening of this engaging documentary by Abby Ginzberg, which delves into the history of the National Lawyers Guild and progressive attorneys who argued before the Supreme Court, such as Arthur Kinoy, founder of the Center for Constitutional Rights. We will hold a brief discussion afterwards as to how law students and lawyers can use film and work with filmmakers as another unique way to effect social change.

**Tuesday, January 25**

12 - 1 pm: Racial Profiling of America's Muslim Communities in the Post-9/11 World

Featuring acclaimed playwright and King Hall alum Wajahat Ali and Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the SF/Bay Area Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

3pm-5pm: Special Screening Event: "Americans on Hold: Profiling, Prejudice, and National Security"

About the Film!

Produced by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University School of Law, Americans on Hold: Profiling, Prejudice, and National Security reveals the harmful effects of prejudicial and ineffective U.S. counter-terrorism and immigration policies. Through the personal stories of Anila Ali and Zuhair Mahd, and expert testimony, the film exposes discriminatory profiling at the heart of citizenship delays and border-crossing detentions and delays.

The film has been well received as making a unique contribution to advocacy campaigns to raise the profile of impact of post-9/11 policies on Muslim, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities.

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**Wednesday, January 26**

12 - 1 pm - Community Lawyering: A Hands-On Strategy to Address Racial Disparities - Presented by Gillian Sonnad and Kyanna Williams of the Race Equity Project -

During BLSA's King Week, attorneys from Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) provided a broad overview of its innovative Race Equity Project; in this companion event, LSNC attorneys Gillian Sonnad and Kyanna Williams will discuss the strategy of community lawyering and its central role in meeting the goals of the Race Equity Project (REP).

Complimentary lunch provided.

5 - 7 pm: Special Screening Event: "Fruits of War," with Introduction by Professor Raha Jorjani

Fruits of War follows four reformed gang members -- Bullet, Rebel, Weazel, and Duke, who escaped to the United States as child refugees from El Salvador's bloody civil war.  For more information, please visit:

**Thursday, January 27**

12 Noon - 1 pm - From Guantánamo to the Hague: One Lawyer's Search for Justice

Attorney Candace Gorman (Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, Netherlands) will address some of the more recent developments in litigation for prisoners at Guantánamo during the Obama Administration, the current habeas procedure for prisoners at Guantánamo--and what we, as law students, can do to ensure justice for those who have been detained.

Complimentary lunch provided.

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm - Feature Event: Special Screening of "Sowing the Seeds of Justice", Varsity Theater, Downtown Davis - Introductions by Cruz Reynoso & Abby Ginzberg -

514 Second Street, Davis, CA 95616

During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all.

Please join the UC Davis National Lawyers Guild, with generous co-sponsorship from the UC Davis Cross-Cultural Center, UC Davis School of Law, and the UC Davis La Raza Law Students, for a special screening of this film, with introductions by Cruz Reynoso & filmmaker Abby Ginzberg.

Admission is free, though seating will be limited. UC Davis Law students will receive an email allowing them to RSVP. Others interested in attending should email Anders Nelson at: for admission details.

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**Friday, January 28**

12 Noon - 1 pm - The Death Penalty: A Global Crisis - Featuring attorney Robert Bryan and Professor Craig Haney of the University of California, Santa Cruz -

Mr. Bryan has served as trial and appellate counsel in numerous capital cases, including that of Mumia Abu Jamal, and Professor Haney's research has been instrumental in revealing the many disparities at the heart of capital punishment in the U.S.

Complimentary lunch provided.