Speaking Event: Matthew Kellegrew of BORDC on NSA Surveillance and the 'War on Terror'

When & Where
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94401
March 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mike Caggiano
650 286 0332


PASMC will present Oakland activist Matthew Kellegrew, social justice advocate and Legal Fellow for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

Kellegrew's talk is entitled "National Threats To Civil Liberties And The Local Solutions That Can Stop Them". He will focus on how aerial drones, NSA spying, fusion centers and political spying can be opposed with grassroots action and what he calls "transpartisan" coalition building. Kellegrew will endeavor to make connections between such excessive surveillance and the "war on terror" that has dominated our country's politics since 2001 and beyond. He will also talk about measures, including state-level legislation, upon which people can take action.

The event begins at 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue (at Ellsworth) in San Mateo. Admission is free, contributions will be welcome. The UU is wheelchair accessible.

Matthew Kellegrew is a recent graduate of the Golden Gate University Law School, with a specialization in Public Interest Law. Kellegrew served as the Student Chair of the school's National Lawyer's Guild chapter, as well as the Bay Area Law School Vice President of the NLG. During law school he interned at Justice Now where he conducted policy work to end the practice of forced sterilizations in California Women's Prisons; for both civil and criminal attorneys on cases related to police abuse during Occupy Oakland; and for the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. Kellegrew is also active in his Oakland community.

Don't miss this interesting take on the war on terror and civil liberties, including ways we can respond. See you on the 22nd!

Free, contributions welcome.