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Panel on LGBTQI+ persecution Aug. 16
2018-08-01

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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, 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.


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