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[CDO] Defending Immigrant and Muslim Communities with Project South

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Azadeh Shahshahani, the Legal & Advocacy Director for Project South, has been working for years in the South to protect the human rights of immigrants and Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities. Project South’s work is rooted in the legacy of the Southern Freedom Movement, with a mission of cultivating strong social movements in the South – their legal and advocacy work, led by Azadeh, builds movement legal infrastructure with a current focus on immigrants’ rights and defending Muslim communities against state repression. In addition to her work at Project South, Azadeh has served as a trial monitor in Turkey, an election monitor in Venezuela and Honduras, and as a member of the jury in people’s tribunals on Mexico, the Philippines, and Brazil. She has also participated in international fact-finding delegations to post-revolutionary Tunisia and Egypt and a delegation focused on the situation of Palestinian political prisoners. Please join us to learn from Azadeh about her experiences and the movement building work of Project South.

Lunch will be served!

Questions? Contact Melanie Rowen (mrowen@law.berkeley.edu) at the CDO.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
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110 Boalt Hall


Sara Malan
Melanie Rowen

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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