NYC EVENT: Fundraising Reception for “Americans on Hold: Profiling, Citizenship, and the ‘War on Terror,'” Thu Feb 7, 2008 @ 7pm

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The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the South Asian Bar Association of New York would like to invite you to a Fundraising Reception for the CHRGJ’s Documentary Project:

AMERICANS ON HOLD
PROFILING, CITIZENSHIP, AND THE “WAR ON TERROR”

Space is limited.
Please RSVP by February 5 to aohihrc@nyu.edu or by calling 646-438-2341

Suggested Donation: $250 per person

What: An enlightening and intimate evening of refreshments, cocktails, live music from classical guitarist Daniel Reyes-Llinas, and a dramatic reading of testimonials by actor Riz Mirza and company. The performance will be complemented by brief presentations featuring Center director Smita Narula, documentary filmmaker Bill Horn, and community leader, Mohammad Razvi.

Who: Civil society members, concerned members of the New York Legal Community, representatives from the film industry, members of the human rights community. All donors will receive credit in the documentary, ranging from “supporters” to “producers.”

Why: Since September 11, 2001 expanded security checks have illegally delayed thousands of citizenship applications from Muslim, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Arab men. This counter-terrorism dragnet is breaking up families, engendering fear and insecurity, and disenfranchising communities. Come learn about our documentary and lend your support to this important project to demand accountability, motivate policy change, and ensure immigrants’ rights.

NYU President’s Penthouse, 37 Washington Square West, 18th Floor, New York, NYWhen: February 7, 2008 (7pm to 10pm)

Where: NYU President’s Penthouse
37 Washington Square West, 18th Floor
New York, NY

Background:

Profiled Immigrants Delayed Years in Seeking Citizenship (CHRGJ Press Release, Apr. 25, 2007)

Full Report (63 pages), Briefing Report (12 pages), and a one-page summary in Arabic and Urdu

Event flyer available here. Pledge form available here.