Women and Immigration: Improving Policy & Lives
Mar 08, 2011
from 04:00 AM to 07:30 AM
|Where||George Washington University's Marvin Center, Room 309, 800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052|
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Immigrant women make enormous contributions to U.S. society and face a number of intense challenges that are under-recognized in discussions and debate on immigration reform. Honoring the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, this forum will bring together leading activists, policy makers, and researchers from across the country to discuss strategies for addressing women immigrants' unique concerns, including a lack of access to child care, health care and education, and disproportionate exposure to harassment and violence.
Opening Remarks and Discussion Moderators:
Elizabeth Barajas-Román, Director of Policy, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and
Steering Committee member of the National Coalition for Immigrant Women's Rights
Michelle Brané, Director of the Detention and Asylum Program, the Women's Refugee Commission
Julissa Ferreras, New York City Council Member, Queens District 21 and Chair of the Council's Women's Issues Committee
Rachel Micah-Jones, Executive Director, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante
Margie McHugh, Co-Director, National Center on, Immigrant Integration Policy, Migration Policy Institute
Remziya Suleyman, Policy Coordinator, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Representative, National Domestic Workers Alliance (invited)
Please distribute widely. This event is free and open to the public.
About the sponsors
Demos is a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization founded in 2000. Headquartered in New York City, Demos works with advocates and policymakers around the country in pursuit of four overarching goals: a more equitable economy with widely shared prosperity and opportunity; a vibrant and inclusive democracy with high levels of voting and civic engagement; an empowered public sector that works for the common good; and responsible U.S. engagement in an interdependent world.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a non-profit organization striving to promote democracy, civil society, human rights, international understanding and a healthy environment internationally. The foundation is affiliated with the German Green Party. The Washington D.C. office of the Böll Foundation was created in 1998 to support the foundation's international efforts. Today, the Heinrich Böll Foundation cooperates worldwide, with over 200 partner organizations in more than 60 countries.