Calling All Student Journalists Statewide – Growing Up in the Shadow of 9-11

WATCH LIVE! WEDS. 8/31/11 FROM 2:30 TO 3:30 PM:


American Civil Liberties Union, Hawaii

Presented by Civil Beat and the ACLU of Hawaii.

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, we as Americans chose to sacrifice or erode many of our fundamental rights, seeking greater safety. How does this policy legacy affect us, and upcoming generations – and who controls the future of our individual rights in a post 9-11 America?

This is a web-based press conference for student journalists statewide. It will be publicly viewable (worldwide!), on the Civil Beat website:

Hear an expert and diverse panel respond to questions they receive from Hawaii’s young journalists. Speakers are planned to include:

• Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU National Security Project headquartered in New York. Hina is an attorney and an expert in the intersection of national security and counterterrorism policies and international human rights and humanitarian law. She is the author and co-author of publications on torture, targeted killing, and extraordinary rendition, and has monitored the military commissions at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.

• Supervisory Special Agent Anthony Lang, Chief Division Counsel for the FBI Honolulu Division. From 2001 through mid- 2004, SSA Lang was the Chief of the Counterterrorism Law Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. SSA Lang assisted in the drafting of the USA PATRIOT ACT following September 11, 2001. SSA Lang is a member of both the Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Bars. and a lecturer at Honolulu Community College where he teaches Evidence in the Administration of Justice Program.

• Civil Beat’s Michael Levine. Michael reports on law, crime, politics and government (with an emphasis on government transparency), and will discuss the landscape for journalists in post-9/11 America.

• Youth sharing their own takes on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and their hopes for the future of their country. Mickey Knox, a third-year law student at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law will join.

• ACLU of Hawaii Director of Communications and moderator Kit Grant.

If you are a student/youth journalist not already invited to attend, and who would like to ask questions of the panel, please contact Kit at (808) 522-5904 or [email protected] by noon on Tuesday, 8/30/11. Mahalo!

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