ADC Announces Privacy and Surveillance Panel entitled, Dose of Reality: The Surveillance State Revealed

JUNE 11-14, 2015



ADC Announces Privacy and Surveillance Panel entitled,  Dose of Reality: The Surveillance State Revealed

Washington, DC | | May 12, 2015 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) announces a panel discussion on surveillance and privacy entitled,  Dose of Reality: The Surveillance State Revealed. The panel will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 as part of the 35th Anniversary ADC National Convention in Washington, DC. 

In 2013, civil rights organizations’ suspicions of mass civil rights violations and government intrusion through unconstitutional spying programs were validated by the Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept) articles.

The panel will explore in depth the privacy and surveillance issues that affect our rights, daily lives, and society as revealed in Laura Poitras’ highly acclaimed film, CitizenFour. CitizenFour documents the national security and privacy abuses by our government, including bulk data collection programs, and the case of Edward Snowden. The panel will also discuss our current challenges to implement meaningful protections and how to move forward in light of recent surveillance and cybersecurity legislation.


Shahid Buttar, Esq.

Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Executive Director

Shahid Buttar leads the Bill of Rights Defense Committee in its efforts to restore civil liberties, constitutional rights, and rule of law principles undermined by law enforcement and intelligence agencies within the United States. (See Full Bio)

Patrick Eddington           

Cato Institute, Policy Analyst – Homeland Security & Civil Liberties

Patrick Eddington is a policy analyst in Homeland Security and Civil Liberties at the Cato Institute, and an assistant professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. (See Full Bio)

Mark Jaycox

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Legislative Analyst

Mark Jaycox is a Legislative Analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focusing on user privacy, civil liberties, surveillance law, and “cybersecurity” issues. (See Full Bio)

Click here to register for the 2015 ADC National Convention!

This year’s convention will be hosted at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Every year, we are joined by hundreds of Arab-American community members, friends, and civil rights leaders to learn about and discuss issues affecting the Arab-American community.

Register now to take advantage of the early bird registration, which will save you $100 off the normal registration price!  

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