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Muslim Bans, Refugee Bans, Ending DACA: How did we get here? What can we do?

December 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Muslim Bans Refugee Bans Ending DACA

The Muslim and Refugee bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, in Honolulu, wrote that the Muslim Ban 3.0 Executive Order “plainly discriminates based on nationality” and would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States.” The Trump Administration wants to negotiate DACA protections for building the Wall. These legislation attempts are part of a continuum of exclusionary, xenophobic and racist policies that promote white supremacy and discrimination on the basis of faith, national origin, and immigration status. 

As arguments continue in the courtrooms, it is vital that communities continue to resist. Everyone has a role in defending a welcoming and inclusive America. Think you can’t do anything – you can! 

Come participate in an important discussion on how we got here, what’s at stake, and what actions you can take.


Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Professor and Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic
Northeastern University School of Law 

Ayesha Kazmi, Organizer – Roxbury, District 7
Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

Saher Selod, Assistant Professor – Sociology
Simmons College

Maheen Haider, Doctoral Candidate (Sociology) & Clough Graduate Fellow 
Boston College

Nazia Ashraful, Government Affairs Director
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – Massachusetts Chapter

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine
Boston Workmen’s Circle
Council on American-Islamic Relations – Massachusetts (CAIR-MA)
Dorchester People for Peace
Eradicate BC Racism
First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain
Harvard Islamic Society
Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)
Islamic Society of Boston University
Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston (JVP-Boston)
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
Middle East Education Group at First Parish/Cambridge
The Muslim Justice League (MJL)
National Lawyers Guild – Mass
New England Law Immigration Law Association
Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE), 
Northeastern University School of Law
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)- Boston
Theodore Parker Church Social Action Committee
Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East – MA Chapter
United for Justice with Peace (UJP)

Location information: 
The event is at Hauser Hall, room 102, on the Harvard University Law School campus. Hauser Hall is a dark brick building that is somewhat circular in shape. The front entrance faces a courtyard at the Harvard Law School. The building is accessed either from the pathway by Wasserstein Hall (located at 1585 Massachusetts Avenue) or from the other direction – by the path alongside 33 Oxford Street. The rear of the building is diagonally across from the Caspersen Student Center.

5:30pm – 6:00pm Check-in and Refreshments
6:00pm – 8:00pm Panel Discussion



December 5, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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CAIR Massachusetts
(617) 862-9159


Harvard Law School, Hauser Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States + Google Map