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ICUJP Friday Forum
July 1st, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific
THE DANGEROUS ARROGANCE OF THE REACTIONARY SUPREME COURT MAJORITY IS A THREAT TO AMERICA
Description: From abortion to gun safety to separation of church and state, the far-right Supreme Court, emboldened by three Trump nominees, is systematically dismantling long established precedents protecting fundamental constitutional rights. How did this happen and what can we do about it? Join a discussion about one of the most monumental series of decisions in the history of the Supreme Court.
Stephen Rohde is a lecturer, writer and political activist and retired constitutional lawyer. In addition to his role as a founder and Chair of ICUJP, he is a past Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, past Chair and bosrd member of Death Penalty Focus, and Chair Emeritus of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Steve authored the books American Words of Freedom and Freedom of Assembly and is co-author of Foundations of Freedom, published by the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Ms Magazine, American Prospect, Los Angeles Lawyer and is a contributor to Los Angeles Review of Books. For over 45 years, Steve practiced law first in New York and then in Los Angeles, specializing in communications and intellectual property law, civil and appellate litigation and constitutional and civil rights law. A graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia Law School, he has been honored for his work by the American Bar Association, the ACLU, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Bend the Arc.
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IMPORTANT - Your Ideas Needed to Strengthen Our Committee!
Join us after the July 1 Friday Morning Forum to offer your ideas on strengthening our committee work. We are contracting them from three Fridays per week to one, consolidating the Program Committee, the Outreach/Advocacy Committee, and Working Group on Ending Systemic Racism into one committee whose work will be really productive because it had your ideas to help direct its formation.
Passing the Virtual Bucket
We can't pass the bucket in person, but ICUJP still needs your support. Please give as generously as you can:
• On our donation page. (Set up recurring gifts!)
• Text a gift amount to 323-701-1467
• Send a check to ICUJP c/o Rod Sprott, Church-Biz, 1125 N Fairfax Ave #46836, LA 90046
Help Support Families in Need
The need for Immanuel Presbyterian's Food Pantry is greater than ever. Please donate here. Thank you
7:30 - 7:35 Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45 Welcome and introductions
7:45 - 7:50 Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15 Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20 Announcements
9:20 - 9:30 Closing circle and prayer
Start your morning with us!
Reflection: Stephen Rohde
Facilitator: Rick Banales
Zoom host: Dave Clennon
Here's how to join the online meeting:
To join by video conference, you'll need to download the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. Click on the link to join the meeting and then enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You'll be able to see slides and video, as well as speakers and other attendees.
If you prefer to join by phone, you'll be prompted to enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You won't be able to see the visuals or attendees, but you can view them on the meeting video recording afterward.
If you're new to Zoom and would like to use the video option, we recommend you download the app well ahead of time.
Please note: Our Friday Forums and other events are open to the public. By attending, you consent to having your voice and likeness recorded, photographed, posted on ICUJP's website and social media, and included in ICUJP materials and publications for noncommercial purposes. If you don't want to be photographed or recorded, please let the facilitator know.
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