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The Least of These

This Thursday at 7pm, Lubbock Democracy for America will show “The Least of These,” a brand new 2009 movie about the so-called “family detention center” in Hutto, TX.

From the film’s description:

Detention of immigrant children in a former medium-security prison in Texas leads to controversy when three activist attorneys discover troubling conditions at the facility. This compelling documentary film explores the role - and limits - of community activism, and considers how American rights and values apply to the least powerful among us.

Here are the event details:

Event Date: Sep 24, 2009
Event Time: 7:00 PM
Venue Name: Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ
Address: 2809A 74th St
City: Lubbock
State: TX
Zip Code: 79423
Phone: 806-749-8683

DFA Movie nights are always free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided, and a discussion will follow the film.

See you there!
Lubbock DFA site
Lubbock Democrats


Check out this almost-totally redacted document courtesy of the ACLU blog. The only words not redacted on the entire page are “These enhanced techniques include:” and “Water Board.”


ACLU Conference: Great Opportunity for Texas Students

Today the ACLU of Texas announced that 25 paid trips to the National ACLU Conference are available!

The ACLU nationwide Membership Conference is an opportunity for students
to meet up with others who believe in liberty and justice, to hear
well-known speakers and to attend workshops that provide skills and the
inspiration to stand up for freedom. The ACLU of Texas is proud to pay
for the registration fees and 2 nights’ stay in Washington, DC, for 25
Texas students who wish to attend! The conference begins on Sunday,
June 8 at 2 PM and concludes on Tuesday, June 10 at 2 PM.

Learn more:

“Ghosts of Abu Grahib” screening tomorrow

Just a quick reminder about a free film screening tomorrow:

Ethics Movie Series, spring 2008
“Ghosts of Abu Grahib,” an HBO documentary by Rory Kennedy
Saturday, January 19, 7pm
Philosophy and English building
ROOM 001
Sponsored by the Texas Tech Women’s Studies Program and the Lubbock Chapter of the ACLU.

This event should be very well attended, so get there a little early to get a good seat!

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