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The Patriot Act of 2001 and American Democracy: A Town Hall Meeting

Lloyd Inui, Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, California State University, Long Beach

Dale Minami, Partner, Minami & Tamaki
Noel Saleh, Immediate Past President, ACCESS

Topic: Diversity, Democracy, and Social Justice
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Mineral Hall F & G, 3rd Floor

The passage of the 2001 Patriot Act, as a consequence of 9/11, seemingly became an "umbrella" under which the government has carried out questionable security measures. The protests and distrust resulting from these actions have weakened the democratic political culture that, like voting and open dissent, are vital to sustaining our form of government. The format of this session is an opportunity for the audience to air their concerns about these issues by engaging the panelists in a dialogue about the Patriot Act of 2001.

JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-patriot-act.mp3 (15.0 MB)