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"Take Back Our Rights"

Civil & Political Rights Conference October 7, 2006


  Take Back Our Rights!
A statewide conference to
restore our Constitutional rights!

Saturday, October 7th, 2006
Quinnipiac University School of Law,
Grand Courtroom

With Keynote Speakers,
Professor Amii Omara-Otunnu,
UNESCO Chair of Comparative Human Rights, UConn 
Linda Chavez-Thompson of AFL-CIO

A coalition of thirty-five Connecticut groups have organized "Take Back Our Rights," a civil and political rights conference, for Saturday, October 7, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at Quinnipiac University School of Law Grand Courtroom. 

Keynote speakers are Amii Omara-Otunnu, UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights at UConn, Storrs, Linda Chavez Thompson, Executive Vice President of National AFL-CIO, Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Rachel Meeropol, Center for Constitutional Rights Staff Attorney representing Guantanamo prisoners.

Workshops scheduled are as follows: (1) Immigrants' Rights, (2) Women's & LGBT Rights, (3) Workers' Right to Organize, (4) Voters' Rights / Election Law, (5) CT Librarians vs FBI & Patriot Act / NSA Wiretapping / Civilian Surveillance and (6) Human Rights / Prisoner Abuse / Minority Rights / Geneva Accords.

Registration: $25 regular and $10 student / low income. Lunch is included. Telephone reservations may be made at 860-241-0065 or by email, through October 5th.

Sponsoring organizations are as follows: Albert Schweitzer Institute, American Association of University Women, American Civil Liberties Union-CT, American Federation of Teachers-CT, American Friends Service Committee-CT program, Communist Party of CT, CT AFL-CIO, CT Center for a New Economy, CT Education Association, CT Immigrants & Refugee Coalition, CT Library Association, CT Coalition on Cuba, CT National Organization for Women, CT United for Peace, CT Women's Education & Legal Fund, Democracy Works, Graduate Employees & Student Organization at Yale (GESO), Greater Hartford Coalition on Cuba, Greater New Haven Peace Council, Guilford Peace Alliance, Local 34, Local 35 Unite-Here, Love Makes a Family, Middle East Crisis Committee, NAACP-CT, National Association of Social Workers - CT Chapter, National Lawyers Guild-CT Chapter, New England Healthcare Employees 1199, New Haven Leon Sister City Project, New Haven Peace Commission, Peace & Social Concerns Comm-Wilton Friends Meeting, People Against Injustice, Planned Parenthood of CT, United Nations Association - CT Section, We Refuse To Be Enemies, and West Hartford Citizens for Peace & Justice.

$25 registration fee or $10 Student fee
RSVP by October 2nd 
860.241.0065 or

Contact: Beverly Stern