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'Lives at Stake' virtual panel Oct. 19
2020-10-14

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On Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Rainbow Railroad, joined by the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Chicago chapter, will present a unique and timely virtual panel discussion entitled, "Lives at Stake: Implications of the U.S. Election for LGBTQI Displaced People."

The panel will address current conditions and potential post-election strategies and includes Chicago immigration attorney Mike Jarecki; Rainbow Railroad Executive Director Kimahli Powel; and Mira Patel, a fellow at the Truman National Security Project and former U.S. State Department appointee under the Obama administration. Patel helped launch the LGBTQI-focused Global Equality Fund and co-authored the first-ever Presidential Memorandum on international LGBT rights.

In addition, Uche Onwa of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project in NYC; and Rainbow Railroad Manager of Programs Devon will take part.

The event is free. Register at Eventbrite.com ( under the event "Lives at Stake: U.S. Election Implications for Displaced LGBTQI People" ).


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