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PANEL | Unequal Justice: Immigrant Rights, Detention, and Advocacy in Pierce County

January 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join us at UW Tacoma for an important event on January 30th!

“Unequal Justice:Immigrant Rights, Detention, and Advocacy in Pierce County”

As the site of one of the largest detention facilities on the West Coast, Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are at the center of ongoing efforts to document and challenge the systemic injustices inflicted on immigrant and undocumented communities. Panelists will present research on the impacts of federal immigration enforcement in Washington State and nationwide; and policy recommendations which cities and states can adopt to limit their involvement in immigration enforcement activities. Panelists will also discuss how immigration detention practices are influencing clients served by their organizations and share reflections about experiences in detention.


Opening remarks by Chancellor Mark Pagano.

Ann Benson, Senior Directing Attorney at the Washington Defender Association

Stteffany Durán, Legal Advocate, Tacoma Community House

Prof. Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, Director of the University of Washington Center for Human Rights

Assistant Prof. Rachel Hershberg, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma

Dimitry and Maria, Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest

“Unequal Justice: Immigrant Rights, Detention,
and Advocacy in Pierce County”
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm, followed by reception.
Location: Carwein Auditorium, Keystone Building, Room 102 (UW Tacoma).
This event is free and open to the public.

Event Sponsors:
UW Center for Human Rights
Office of Community Engagement, UW Tacoma
Center for Equity and Inclusion, UW Tacoma
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma
Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies


January 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


UW Center for Human Rights
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