Program Schedule


8:30                  Introduction: Mustafaa Carroll (CAIR Texas – Houston Chapter)

Civil Rights Overview: Oscar Chacon (Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities)

9:30                  Break

9:40                  Understanding Civil Rights Post 9/11

  • Moderator: Mustafaa Carroll (CAIR Texas – Houston Chapter)
  • Islamophobia: Corey Saylor (CAIR)
  • National Security/Privacy Issues: Matt Simpson (ACLU of Texas)
  • Right to protest/free speech: Rick Halperin (SMU)

11:10                Break

11:20                Immigrants’ Rights

  • Moderator: Baldo Garza (LULAC)
  • Detention/Deportation: Krystal Gomez (ACLU of Texas)
  • Immigration Reform: Brent Wilkes (LULAC)
  • Local/State/Federal Enforcement and Prosecutorial Discretion/Immigration Courts/Federal Court: Geoff Hoffman (UH Law Center Immigration Clinic)

12:50                Lunch and Tribute to Caesar Chavez: Featuring Reflections by Frank Curiel

1:30                  Criminal Justice Reform

  • Moderator: Tarsha Jackson (Texas Families for Incarcerated Youth)
  • Over- Incarceration: Ana Yáñez-Correa (Texas Criminal Justice Coalition)
  • School-to-Prison Pipeline/Bullying: Gislaine Williams (ACLU of Texas)
  • Private Prisons: Bob Libal (Grassroots Leadership)
  • Death Penalty: Dave Atwood (HPJC/TCADP)

3:00                  Break

3:10                  Keynote address and Q & A: Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!

4:10                  Networking Mixer and Discussion of Next Steps as a Community

5:00                  Conference Adjourns


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