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CAIR-FL Panel to Discuss Security, Civil Liberties

(JACKSONVILLE, FL, 3/24/2008) – On Wednesday, April 30, the Jacksonville chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Jacksonville), in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the University of North Florida (UNF), will hold a panel discussion on national security and civil liberties on the UNF campus in Jacksonville, Fla.
The panel will feature David Cole, Professor of Georgetown Law Center, and Nancy Soderberg who now teaches at UNF and was the 3rd ranking official of National Security Council at the White House (’93-’97). Other panelists include Parvez Ahmed, CAIR Chairman and professor at UNF; and Hina Shamsi from the ACLU’s National Security Project. The discussion will be moderated by Ken Hurley, President of the ACLU of Northeast Florida.
The discussion is designed to highlight the delicate task of balancing national security and civil liberties, with particular emphasis on how the next presidential election will influence the current and future policies.
WHAT: Panel: “Will the Next President Make us Safe and Free?”
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: University of North Florida, University Center, Building 43
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-Jacksonville Community Relations Director Saman Quraeshi, Tel: 904-477-9401, E-mail:


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