Please join us for “Access to Asylum: Threats, Constructive Responses” a conversation with Keren Zwick, which will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Oct 2, in Roosevelt’s 2nd floor Spertus Lounge (244 in the Auditorium Bldg, 430 S Michigan Ave). In the wake of the Trump Administration’s threats to crack down on asylum-seekers, in violation of domestic and international law, legal organizations like the National Immigrant Justice Center at the Heartland Alliance have tirelessly defended the rights of asylum seekers. Ms. Zwick will discuss the way that NIJC and other key legal organizations continue to fight for asylum seekers’ human rights to safety and dignity.
Keren Zwick is Keren Zwick is NIJC’s associate director of litigation and oversees the LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative. She co-chairs the committee of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) that acts as the liaison between government enforcement officials and private attorneys. She is also a key contributor to the Chicago LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition. Keren has led or participated in federal litigation in seven different Circuit Courts and before the United States Supreme Court. Keren joined NIJC following two years of clerking for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. While Keren was a law student at Columbia Law School, she successfully represented clients in the Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic in both immigration and civil rights matters.
This event is part of The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project’s 2019 Inclusiveness, Rights, and Resilience Conversations Series, “Just Communities”. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt, Director, Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org.