July 17, 2012
Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall will honor the CUNY Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at the Fourth Annual Iftar Program on July 25th, 2012, for its dedication to training Muslim, Arab, and South Asian New Yorkers to know their civil rights.
(l-r) Prof. Ramzi Kassem, Liman Fellow Diala Shamas, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, and Iftar committee member Adem Carroll. Photo: Dominick Totino Photography.
The CLEAR project primarily aims to address the unmet legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and other communities in the New York City area that are particularly affected by national security and counterterrorism policies and practices. It is a cross-clinical project between the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic, directed by Professor Ramzi Kassem, and the Defenders Clinic, directed by Professor Steve Zeidman. CLEAR is predominantly staffed by law students from both clinics in their final year of study, working under the supervision of law faculty.