Turning Up The Heat On Ice: A Report From The Front Lines
Annie Benson speaks at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – 2333 San Juan Ave. Port Townsend
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 - 6
Annie Benson has devoted her professional life to working for social justice. From 2000-2014 her work at the Washington Defender Association (WDA) focused on defending the rights of noncitizen defendants, especially those faced with deportations while in prison. Since then, she has been the Senior Directing Attorney at the WDA and a collaborating attorney with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.
Annie's current work deals with laws and actions to limit ICE and Border Patrol enforcement in Washington state. A strong bill dealing with this issue was passed and signed by Gov. Inslee in May, 2019 - but what's actually happening on the ground? How can individuals and non-profit organizations protect immigrants and help this bill succeed?
Please join us for this special look inside our own state's immigrant rights issues.