Upcoming events - to inspire and educate.

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SAVE THE DATE!

DETAINED: TAKING ACTION FOR IMMIGRANTS

SUNDAY, MAY 19 | 1-4 P.M.

Join us for an afternoon of learning and taking action on the rising number of immigrant detention centers in the U.S. We will hear a first-hand account of living in detention from Edafe Okporo, and take advocacy steps with leading activist Kennji Kizuka. The event primarily contains adult content but will also include family-friendly letter-writing to refugees.

Snacks will be served!

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

EDAFE OKPORO   Edafe Okporo, Nigerian LGBTQ refugee human rights activist, and the Executive Director of RDJ Refugee Shelter, is an advocate for human rights of LGBTQ, immigrants, and minorities. Recently appearing at the Public Theater’s Civic Salon, he is also a playwright and the author of BED 26: A Memoir of an African Man's Asylum in United States. He also serves as a Board Member of First Friends of New Jersey and New York.

EDAFE OKPORO

Edafe Okporo, Nigerian LGBTQ refugee human rights activist, and the Executive Director of RDJ Refugee Shelter, is an advocate for human rights of LGBTQ, immigrants, and minorities. Recently appearing at the Public Theater’s Civic Salon, he is also a playwright and the author of BED 26: A Memoir of an African Man's Asylum in United States. He also serves as a Board Member of First Friends of New Jersey and New York.

KENNJI KIZUKA   As Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst for Refugee Protection, Kennji supports Human Rights First’s efforts to promote the protection of refugees, reform U.S. asylum law, policies and practices, address deficiencies in the U.S. resettlement system, and bring other U.S. immigration policies and practices into line with international refugee protection and human rights law standards. Prior to his role as Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, Kennji served as an Immigrant Justice Corps Justice Fellow on Human Rights First’s Refugee Representation team.

KENNJI KIZUKA

As Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst for Refugee Protection, Kennji supports Human Rights First’s efforts to promote the protection of refugees, reform U.S. asylum law, policies and practices, address deficiencies in the U.S. resettlement system, and bring other U.S. immigration policies and practices into line with international refugee protection and human rights law standards. Prior to his role as Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, Kennji served as an Immigrant Justice Corps Justice Fellow on Human Rights First’s Refugee Representation team.

Meet Nilda

Nilda was sexually assaulted, held hostage, and threatened with death before she came to the U.S., where she was detained and separated from her son. We’ll meet Nilda, learn about her journey (a story that garnered 8 million YouTube views) and what we can do to help.

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