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Panel Discussion: "Secure Communities"

When: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 7:00 am
Where: Suffolk University • The Amenities Conference Room at 73 Tremont St. • (across from the Tremont Temple Baptist Church) • Boston

How is this Program affecting immigrant communities?

What are its implications for ALL U.S. citizens and residents?

The panelists:

  • Laura Rotolo is a staff attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts and previously served as Outreach Assistant at Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.
  • Oscar Chacon is currently Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities (NALACC). He served for many years as president of the Salvadoran American National Network (SANN). Mr. Chacon is a frequent lecturer in national and international conferences, as well as a media spokesperson on Latin immigrant issues in the U.S.
  • Sarahi Uribe is the daughter of immigrants, and attended Yale University where she worked for the immigrant community group Junta and was part of the historic campaign to win municipal ID cards for all New Haven residents, regardless of status. Prior to joining NDLON, Sarahi worked as a daylaborer organizer in Washington DC where she combatted wage theft and severe labor abuses. She is currently the National Campaign Coordinator at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON). At NDLON she's led a national campaign to expose the misnamed "Secure Communities" deportation program.

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