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Spring Humanities Series: Steven T. Wax

April 24, 2013, 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Civic Auditorium, 323 East 4th Street, The Dalles
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
Cost: No charge, suggested donations $5.00
Questions: (541) 506-6047

About the Presenter

Steven Wax is in his Eighth term as the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon. A cum laude graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Law School, he was a key part of the Brooklyn, N.Y. District Attorney's prosecution of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "The Son of Sam." Mr. Wax and his Federal Defender team successfully represented six men formerly held as "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo.

Kafka Comes To America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror, Mr. Wax's book about his work representing Portland attorney Brandon Mayfield and the men in Guantanamo, has won four national awards, including the prestigious ABA Silver Gavel. A presenter in the 2008 Series on Social Justice, we have invited Mr. Wax back to hear an update on how “the fight for justice in the war on terror” is going. We have asked him to speak on the current situation of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility as well as his office’s recent defense of Mohamed Mohamud in Portland, Oregon.

For special access needs, call Shayna Dahl at (541) 506-6046.

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