The All Aboard USA Committee of Rainbow Railroad will hold a public event on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., entitled "If Not US, Who?: The Struggle of LGBTQI+ Refugees and Asylum-Seekers."
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley ( D-Illinois ) will open the event and invite a panel of experts to share their perspectives on the challenges facing LGBTQ throughout the world and what the Chicago community can do to help. Community Activism Law Alliance Founder & Executive Director Lam Ho will moderate the event.
Panelists will include American Immigration Lawyers Association Board of Governors Director Mike Jarecki, trans asylum grantee Gabrielle, Chicago & Midwest Human Rights Watch Director Chicago & Midwest Human Rights Watch Director Jackie Kaplan Perkins, Rainbow Railroad U.S. Development Officer Eduardo Hernandez, and Center on Halsted Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator Joanna Thompson.
Event sponsors include Center on Halsted, Windy City Times, Rainbow Railroad and the Chicago chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Tickets are $10 each; visit www.eventbrite.ca/e/if-not-us-who-tickets-47916204658.