Rights Night: Our Rights, Our Issues
What makes a country a home? Three experts on immigration and human rights will come together to share from their work from different sides of the border crisis. A national immigration correspondent for The New York Times, Miriam Jordan is a grassroots reporter who has profiled the lives of immigrant workers and is currently writing about how policy is turning migrant moms and kids into prey for narcos. Lindsay Toczylowski is the executive director at Immigrant Defenders Law Center, which represents asylum seekers subjected to the Migrant Protections Protocol, the Trump policy forcing them to remain in Mexico until their case has been adjudicated in immigration court. Jordan and Toczylowski will be joined in conversation by Mark Rosenbaum, the director of Public Counsel’s Opportunity Under Law, who has argued landmark cases on immigration before the Supreme Court. He will also share from his work defending the rights of both DACA recipients and the rights of documented and undocumented families separated at the border. Following this timely look at the impact of immigration policy on people in the U.S., the evening will end with a powerful performance by poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, who will read from his award-winning work.
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What is the reservation policy for ALOUD?
As most ALOUD at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at 7 PM.
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