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Panel: “Unequal Justice: Immigrant Rights, Detention, and Advocacy in Pierce County”
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join us at UW Tacoma for an important event on January 30th!
As the site of one of the largest detention facilities on the West Coast, Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are at the center of ongoing efforts to document and challenge the systemic injustices inflicted on immigrant and undocumented communities. Panelists will present research on the impacts of federal immigration enforcement in Washington State and nationwide; and policy recommendations which cities and states can adopt to limit their involvement in immigration enforcement activities. Panelists will also discuss how immigration detention practices are influencing clients served by their organizations and share reflections about experiences in detention.
Opening remarks by UW Tacoma Chancellor Mark Pagano.
Ann Benson, Senior Directing Attorney at the Washington Defender Association
Stteffany Durán, Legal Advocate, Tacoma Community House
Prof. Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, Director of the University of Washington Center for Human Rights
Assistant Prof. Rachel Hershberg, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma
Dimitry and Maria, Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest
UW Center for Human Rights
Office of Community Engagement, UW Tacoma
Center for Equity and Inclusion, UW Tacoma
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma
UW Center for Global Studies
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