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||May 21 Panel: Comprehensive immigration reform and LGBTQs
From a press release
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Center on Halsted and the LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition of Chicago proudly presents a panel of legal experts and LGBTQ persons affected by federal immigration policy for a discussion of current efforts to reform the U.S. immigration system. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater, located at 3656 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. The event is free and open to the general public, and will be of particular interest to LGBTQ and immigration service providers, leaders of LGBTQ groups and organizations. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 773-661-0779.
The event will include first-hand accounts about how immigration laws impact individuals in our community and a presentation of what is in the current bill, what is not in the bill, and what we can do, as a community to ensure that immigration reform is responsive to the needs of LGBTQ people.
Joy Messinger, Deputy Director at Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and community advocate, will moderate this event. The main panelists for this important event will be immigration attorneys Michael R. Jarecki and Keren Zwick. Ms. Zwick is the supervising attorney for the LGBT Rights Initiative at the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) based in Chicago. Mr. Jarecki practices U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law throughout the United States and with U.S. consular posts worldwide. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Working Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) immigration issues.
The LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition is a collaboration between organizations primarily serving LGBTQ populations and institutions advocating for immigrant rights. For more information about the LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition of Chicago visit almachicago.org/immigration or call 773-661-0926.
Center on Halsted is the largest, most comprehensive community center in the Midwest dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of LGBTQ people in Chicagoland. We envision a future thriving LGBTQ community, living powerfully in supportive inclusive environments. For more information, please visit www.centeronhalsted.org or call 773-472-6469.
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