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Unequal Justice: Immigrant rights, Detention, and Advocacy in Pierce County
Unequal Justice: Immigrant rights, Detention, and Advocacy in Pierce County
WhenWednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.

As the site of one of the largest detention facilities on the West Coast, Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are at the center of ongoing efforts to document and challenge the systemic injustices inflicted on immigrant and undocumented communities. Panelists will present research on the impacts of federal immigration enforcement in Washington State and nationwide; and policy recommendations which cities and states can adopt to limit their involvement in immigration enforcement activities. Panelists will also discuss how detention practices are influencing clients served by their organizations and share reflections about experiences in detention.

Panelists include:

Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, Director, UW Center for Human Rights in Seattle
Rachel Hershberg, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma
Ann Benson, Senior Directing Attorney at the Washington Defender Association
Stteffany Durán, Legal Advocate, Tacoma Community House
Dimitry and Maria, Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest

Campus locationUW Tacoma Keystone (KEY)
Campus roomKEY 102
Event typesAcademics, Conferences, Information Sessions, Special Events
Event sponsors
  • UW Center for human Rights
  • Office of Community Engagements, UW Tacoma
  • Center for Equity and Inclusion, UW Tacoma
  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma
  • UW Center for Global Studies
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