The Response film and dialogue

The City of Portland Office of Human Relations has a monthly event called Human Rights Film and Dialogue Series that is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month. AIUSA Group 48 will be a partner for the event in September to showcase The Response — a courtroom drama based on the actual transcripts of Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. After the film, the Office of Human Relations staff will lead a dialogue with Federal Public Defender, Steven Wax and adjunct professor of Lewis and Clark Law School, Travis Hall.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time: 5:30–8:00PM

Location: Office of Human Relations, 5315 N Vancouver Ave, Portland

Steven Wax is a Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon. He and his team successfully worked to free six men formerly held as enemy combatants in Guantanamo. He is the author of the book, Kafka Comes to America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror – A Public Defender’s Inside Account.

Travis Hall is a former Army interrogator and Arabic linguist who later served as an Army Judge Advocate (“JAG”). He practices law in Portland for the firm Bateman Seidel and is an adjunct professor of international law and national security law & policy at Lewis and Clark College Law School.

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