(Washington, DC) - How have individual states balanced concerns about preserving civil liberties while maintaining public security since September 11? How have the largest concentrations of Arab American and Muslim communities fared since the terrorist attacks? Has media coverage of minority communities incurred significant shifts?
These are among the issues the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will probe during its regularly scheduled meeting Friday, July 19, 2002, in Detroit, Michigan. The Commission's six Midwest Regional State Advisory Committees (SAC) - IN, IL, MI, MN, and WI - will offer presentations on civil rights issues and concerns affecting Arab Americans and Muslims based on reviews conducted pre- and post-September 11.
The Michigan SAC officials will also be joined by representatives of the state's Arab American and Muslim community and the Michigan ACLU for an in-depth discussion on experiences in the Midwest. Michigan accounts for the largest population of persons of Arab ancestry in the United States.
The reviews were performed at the request of the Commission following the events of September 11. Commission meetings are open to the media and public.
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State Advisory Committee Presentations on Post-9/11 Civil Rights Issues
Friday, July 19, 2002
Omni Detroit River Place Hotel