Come at 7pm,
talks begin at 7.30pm
::: THURSDAY 10/18 :::
SHELTER is a speaker series,
bringing different ideas together under one roof.
At this SHELTER event, three speakers
will discuss how to support, ally with, and give shelter to immigrants.
is a writer and educator based in Berkeley who writes fiction, essays, and literary journalism. Her book, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, was published by Crown in 2017, and was the winner of the Ridenhour Prize, silver medal winner of the California Book Award, shortlisted for a Lukas Award and the LA Times Book Prize, and longlisted for a Pen America Award. Her essays and reportage have appeared in outlets such as Harper’s, Guernica, the New York Times, The Guardian, the New Republic, Orion, and Virginia Quarterly Review, where she is a contributing editor. In addition to writing, she works at a high school for immigrant youth in Oakland, California, and teaches at the MFA in Writing Programs at Ashland University and the University of San Francisco.
is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Immigrant Defense Project, where she advises defense attorneys on the immigration consequences of criminal cases and provides trainings on the overlap of criminal-immigration systems as well as monitors ICE enforcement throughout New York. Genia came to IDP from the immigration practice at the Bronx Defenders, where she worked with attorneys on minimizing the immigration impact for non-citizens of contact with the criminal justice and child welfare systems and also represented non-citizens in affirmative and defensive proceedings. She received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law (2011) and her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College (2005).
is a NYC immigrant rights activist who has helped thousands of people as an organizer and now as the Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York. He works directly with those facing deportation to empower them in their struggle to remain in the US. He has trained advocates from various immigrant and allied organizations and many faith-based organizations nationwide on the impact of our immigration policies, on creating sanctuary spaces, and on how to accompany immigrants through the challenging deportation process. Working with these groups Ravi has organized Beyond Your Rights and community forums to educate and train communities to advocate for the individual but more importantly to advocate for a fair and humane immigration policy. Ravi has first-hand knowledge of the deportation system because he is facing removal. He is fighting to remain here with his family, friends and supporters.
312 Livingston Street / Nevins Street
between the stores TOP NAIL and PRETTY LADY.
*PLEASE* note that this space is up one flight of stairs.
Come at 7pm,