Suspended Lives: Immigrant Families in Detention Centers

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

Poster Image for Suspended Lives: Immigrant Families in Detention Centers

Join us for a presentation and communal dialogue on the history, current policies, legal actions, and grassroots efforts on the pressing social issue of family detention. Everyday mothers and children fleeing poverty and violence are criminalized and detained in jail-like detention centers. They are strategically held in remote locations making it extremely difficult for them to find attorneys to help them apply for legal protections.

Discussion led by Jennifer Chan, Associate Director of Policy at the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center.

Poster: Suspended Lives: Immigrant Families in Detention Centers [PDF]

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least one week before the event.

Contact Info

Name: Yehimy Montes
Phone: 312-996-3095
Email: ymonte2@uic.edu

Co-Sponsors

UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program and student organizations FUA, Heritage Garden Student Group, LIFE, LUCHA, MeSA, Sigma Lambda Gamma, SJP, and UPRS.

Location
UIC Latino Cultural Center

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