Breaking the Chains: The Battle to Find and Use My Voice
Hirsi Ali, a high profile critic of Islam, will share her journey from a forced marriage in Somalia to a new life in the West. She will discuss the costs of her controversial views, including the multiple death threats that required her to seek police protection.
SPEAKER: Charles Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard University; Author, Modern Liberty
TITLE: Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government
One of the most esteemed legal scholars in the country and one of the best known conservatives at Harvard Law School, Charles Fried will discuss the controversial issues of personal freedom and government intervention. The former Solicitor General and Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice will address the dichotomy between equality and liberty, as well as the promises and pitfalls of government regulations. Read more »
PATTY DIAZ, Executive Director Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
BILL ONG HING, Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, UC Davis
YEH LING-LING, Executive Director, Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America
HANS JOHSNON, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California-MODERATOR
RICHARD KIY, President, International Community Foundation Read more »
President of the American Bar Association, Michael S. Greco examines the legal issue that has divided America since September 11: What can, and can't, the federal government lawfully do in the name of defending us from the threat of terrorism?
Greco tells why he believes that Americans must reject the false choice that has been offered between protecting our security and protecting our liberty. "We can and must" , he says, "protect both". Read more »
Actress Rita Moreno speaks to The Club about her career and about race issues in modern day Hollywood film.
After toiling for a decade in film roles she found degrading, Moreno was swept into the spotlight with her Oscar winning portrayal of "Anita" in West Side Story. Since then she has challenged stereotypes in silver-and small-screen performances. Read more »