Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Jim Lafferty, President of the National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles Chapter
The politics department invites the college community to a presentation from the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
- Location: Johnson 302
- Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
- Sponsor: Politics
The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is an association of human rights lawyers, law students, legal workers and jail house lawyers, dedicated to the belief that human rights are more sacred than property interests.
On behalf of this belief the NLG-LA defends, in the streets and in the courts, individuals, groups and movements who are fighting for progressive or revolutionary economic, political and social change; groups fighting racism and sexism; and, groups fighting to end U.S. imperialism and its wars of interventions. The NLG-LA does this by defending the work of local labor unions and labor organizing efforts; efforts of pro-economic rights groups like Occupy LA; anti-war groups like the ANSWER Anti-War Coalition; immigrants’ rights groups like the DREAM Act students and May Day organizers; students targeted for prosecution or suspension for protesting on their college campuses; and, groups fighting again police abuse, including the Coalition to Stop LAPD Spying.