Civil Liberties Under Attack:
Why the Assault on Immigrants,
Enemy Combatants and José Padilla
Matters to You

John C. Brittain
Chief Counsel and Senior Deputy
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Saturday, June 17
3:00-5:00 PM
Central Baptist Church
457 Main Street
Hartford, CT

A talk that will review:
Violations of Immigrants Rights
Illegal Detention in Guantánamo
Denial of Habeas Corpus to José Padilla

Brittain is one of the lawyers who filed the landmark Sheff v. O’Neill school desegregation case in 1989. This lawsuit challenged the racial, economic, and educational segregation between Hartford and the surrounding school districts as a denial of a student’s fundamental right to an equal education under the Connecticut Constitution. The Connecticut Supreme Court issued a precedent setting ruling in July 1996.

For further information: contact: 860-297-4248

To help with organizational efforts: 

The second planning meeting will be held on May 20 at 1 PM at the Paloma Sabanera, 405 Capitol Ave in Hartford

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To become an organizational ... or personal ... sponsor of this event contact José at the following address:

José  Davila
16 Bishop Rd
West Hartford CT 06119

(860) 297-4248

Checks must be sent to this address and checks must be made payable to "Latinos Contra la Guerra."

A minimum $50 sponsorship fee is requested.

Main sponsor: Latinos Contra la Guerra

Organizational Sponsors: American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, American Friends Service Committee, Connecticut Coalition for Peace and Justice, Connecticut United for Peace and Justice, National Lawyers Guild of Connecticut, Queens Without Borders, West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice

Individual Sponsors: Miriam Bergamini, Fernando Betancourt, Stephen Bickford in memory of his mother Jessie Bickford, Thomas Kingston, Charles Lewis (Veterans for Peace)

Endorsing Organizations: Clash Collective of Hartford, Greater Hartford United Nations Association