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Continuing Education

Knowledge is Power: Your Legal Rights in a Time of Uncertainty

Date: 5:30pm - 8:00pm PDT May 30, 2018 Location: June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR

June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR

Do you know your legal rights as a demonstrator? What if you are stopped by police at an event or protest?

Do you know how to respond if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comes to your door?

Do you know what is considered a hate crime is under the law? Do you know what you should do if you are the victim of or witness to a hate crime?

These are just a few of the circumstances where all of us should know the law and how to protect ourselves and our friends and neighbors.

Following this training, participants will come away with an understanding of/be prepared to:

  • Know what constitutes a hate crime under the law
  • Respond as a target or observer of a hate crime
  • Your legal rights in increasingly common scenarios, including demonstrations and protests, encounters and interactions with police and ICE 

This workshop is part of the Portland United Against Hate training series and is free and open to the public. 

Accessibility Needs and Accommodations: This workshop location is wheelchair accessible. Please note any additional accessibility needs (including ASL interpretation or non-english language translation) you may have during your registration. We encourage registrants to make our office aware of any requests no later than two weeks before the workshop date. While we will make an effort to secure accommodations upon short notice, we cannot guarantee they will be available.  

Details & Registration

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:30-8 p.m.
Location: June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR

Presenters: Aliza Kaplan, JD, Professor of Lawyering
and Director, Criminal Justice Reform Clinic 

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About the Presenter

Aliza B. Kaplan teaches Lawyering and is the Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) where students engage in a critical examination of and participation in important and complex issues in the criminal justice system. She is the co-founder of the Oregon Innocence Project, an organization that works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. She is also a documentary film producer — the 2007 film she co-produced, My Country, My Country, was nominated for an Academy Award, and her 2010 film, The Oath, was nominated for two news Emmy Awards. Professor Kaplan was the 2015 recipient of the Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching. She teaches, gives presentations on and researches/writes in the areas of criminal law and public interest lawyering.


  • This project is supported by the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations for Portland United Against Hate. The content is solely the responsibility of the grantee and does not necessarily represent the official views of the City of Portland.



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