Government & Public Interest

ABA June Events: Police in Schools & Immigration at the Southern Border

The ABA has many excellent online events planned for this summer! A couple upcoming events on important social justice topics in June include:

The Face of America: A Candid Discussion on Current Immigration Issues at the Southern Border
June 17, 2021 – 1 PM ET – Register here

Panelists include:

  • Lee Gelernt – Deputy Director, Immigrants’ Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union — will discuss family separation
  • Monica Khant – Executive Director, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence — will discuss immigrant trafficking
  • Priscilla Orta – Senior Staff Attorney, ABA South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) — will discuss asylum seekers
  • Daniela Dwyer – Team Manager, Farmworker Law, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid — will discuss migrant and seasonal workers
  • Richard Pena (Moderator) – President and CEO, Law Offices of Richard Pena P.C.; Vice Chair, Rights of Immigrants Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Police in Schools: Racial Justice and True Student Safety?
June 22, 2021 – 2 PM ET – Register here

Speakers include:

  • Ky’Eisha W. Penn – Staff Attorney, Advancement Project
  • Miriam A. Rollin – Attorney and Director, Education Civil Rights Alliance, National Center for Youth Law
  • Maryam Salmanova – Paralegal, IntegrateNYC Peer Defense Program
  • Randi Weingarten – President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Ashley C. Sawyer (Moderator) – Senior Director of Campaigns, Girls for Gender Equity