Fwd: FW: [WCL_Immlaw] Immigrants' Rights Week, Nov 12 - 16 (PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY)
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From: IRC Co-Chair <irc.cochairs@...>
Date: Nov 3, 2007 11:52 AM
Subject: [WCL_Immlaw] Immigrants' Rights Week, Nov 12 - 16 (PLEASE
Immigrants' Rights Week 2007
Sponsored by the Immigrants' Rights Coalition (IRC)
American University, Washington College of Law
NOVEMBER 12 - 16
Peoples' Histories of Immigration
Time:12:00 - 1:20
Room: JD Lounge
Why have immigration histories in the US seen periodic
immigration policies for some groups while other groups are
ignored, and attacked? How have the politics of immigration changed
throughout the last century?
This panel will provide a critical analysis while interweaving
narratives to provide a "Peoples' Histories of Immigration."
will explore the political and social backlash against immigration
have shaped exclusionary, xenophobic and anti-immigrant legislation
throughout the last 150 years. Through the peoples' histories of
immigration, panelists will show how the current "immigration debate"
expands a governmental policy of discrimination and isolationism, in
attempt to ask how we as a legal community can help to humanize
immigration into the future.
Speakers include: Franklin Odo, Director of the Smithsonian Asian
Pacific American Program, and Alan M. Kraut, Professor of History at
American University in Washington, D.C, The Center for Immigration
Studies. Moderator: Professor Jayesh Rathod
Legally Alienated: The Interrelation between the Judicial System and
Immigrant Mental Health Resources.
Time:12:00 - 1:20
The panel will focus on the need for an incorporated mental health
system within the adjudication process, the lack of counseling and
mental health resources within the court system, and the effects
mental health care, be it prior to or following adjudication, would
on immigrants. Panelists will address important issues such as
or nor mental health care in schools would affect crime, whether
rehabilitation and mental health care after adjudication would make a
difference in future crime and whether mental health care, either in
place of or along with incarceration, would specifically impact the
Speakers include Judge Marielsa Bernard, Montgomery County Circuit
Court. Mrs. Aidil Diaz-Garcia, a Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider in Virginia, and Dr.
Ruth, an associate professor of clinical psychology at George
EMPANADA LUNCH PROVIDED!
Voices from the Margins: Displacement Narratives from Around the
Room: International Student Lounge, 6th Floor,
Around the world, individuals and entire populations are displaced
their homes and communities by conflict and natural disaster. Each
displaced person has an experience that is at once her own and common
with many others. Join the Refugee and Asylum Committee of the
Immigrants' Rights Coalition for an afternoon event highlighting
individual refugee narratives and offering information on major
displaced populations from around the world. During the first hour,
three refugees will share their narratives with those in attendance
an informal discussion. In the second hour, attendees are invited to
engage with representatives from major NGO's to learn about six of
world's major displaced populations.
Food from each of the countries represented will be served.
"Casualties of a Broken System: Deaths and Medical Disasters in
Time: 12 pm
What happens to the 300,000 people that U.S. Immigration and Customs
(ICE) detains each year? Who are they? How long do they spend in
What happens if a person develops a serious medical condition or dies
while in ICE custody? Are recent deaths isolated incidents or
of a systemic problem?
The Immigrants' Rights Coalition Detention Committee invites you to
explore the answers to these questions at our panel. Tom Jawetz of
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) National Prison Project, Megan
Mack of the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Immigration,
and Andrea Black of Detention Watch Network will discuss the
and egregious problems with medical care for immigration detainees in
this country. The panelists will also draw on their own experiences
discuss how litigation and legislative advocacy can be used as tools
advocate for immigrants in detention.
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!
IRC HAPPY HOUR: All proceeds to support Asylum Access' Refugee Legal
Project in Quito, Ecuador
Time: 5 - 8 pm
Location: Meze; 2437 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
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