march, 2021

23mar7:30 pm9:00 pmAdult RE: Would You Harbor Me? US Immigration System and Values at a Crossroads - Part 2: A New Day for Incarceration of Immigrants?: The State of Immigration Detention in Georgia and the Case for AbolitionPart 2: A New Day for Incarceration of Immigrants?: The State of Immigration Detention in Georgia and the Case for Abolition

Event Details

Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:30pm: Adult RE and the Immigration Action Team are collaborating to present a 2 part series titled: “Would You Harbor Me?: US Immigration System and Values as a Crossroads” This two-part series will explore the unique challenges that our nation and the Biden administration face in restoring and reforming the US immigration system in the aftermath of the Trump era, which drastically changed both policy and public discourse. The series will explore the current efforts and initiatives in place to reset overarching immigration policy and take a hard look at the status and need for change in immigration detention policy and practice, with a deep dive into the situation here in Georgia. Our speakers from the National Immigrant Legal Centers and Project South are experts and activists. Session 2: A New Day for Incarceration of Immigrants?: The State of Immigration Detention in Georgia and the Case for Abolition This session will be presented by Azadeh Shahshahani, a nationally recognized attorney, organizer, activist and author who has dedicated her career to defending and promoting immigrant, voting  and human rights.  At Project South, Azadeh heads up their campaign to shut down Georgia immigrant detention centers and has played a pivotal role in documenting and publishing abuses at Stewart and Irwin, including most recently the whistleblower investigation into atrocious medical practices with women detainees at Irwin ICE detention facility. Azadeh is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including among many others: US Human Rights Network Human Rights Movement Builder Award, the American Immigration Lawyers Association Advocacy Award, the Emory Law School Outstanding Leadership in the Public Interest Award and was recognized in Atlanta’s 500 Most Powerful Leaders by Atlanta Magazine. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Nation, MSNBC, USA Today, Aljazeera, and HuffPost, among others. Sign up for this class here.  (http://bit.ly/3pYP3zj).   

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(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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