In July 2018, scholars, researchers, community organizers, service providers, local officials, leaders of faith communities, immigrant advocates, and others gathered together for a three-day event on how diverse groups in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana are working together to meet the needs of immigrant communities. This event examined “whole of community” responses to welcoming, integrating, and protecting immigrants, lift up models and best practices, and provide opportunities for further community-focused collaborations. It also helped participants identify and bolster their legal support, research, and capacity needs in addressing these issues.
This video features Session VI: Detention and Deportation Defense
Moderator: Shoshanna Spector, Executive Director, Faith in Indiana
- Brian Hoffman, Immigration Justice Campaign Pro Bono Coordinator, The International Institute of Akron
- Corey Lazar, Senior Program Associate, SAFE Cities Network, Center on Immigration and Justice, Vera Institute of Justice
- Magda Orlander, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
- Manuel Pérez, Membership Coordinator and Organizer, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
- Carla F. Wallace, Co-Founder, Showing Up for Racial Justice and Co-Coordinator, Alerta Roja