Cocktails with The League of Women Voters: New York as A Sanctuary City

Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Admission: 
Members $15, Guests $17 with RSVP; At the door: Members $18, Guests $19

To RSVP, contact LWV manager Emily: ecorvi@lwvnyc.org or 212-725-3541

How is New York City attempting to protect its immigrants against the Federal Government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials who do not honor our status? Find out when you join us at this cocktail party. The evening’s speakers focus on this important issue of concern to the League and to Ethical members alike. The program includes a Q&A.

Ravi Ragbir is an immigrant advocate and organizer who serves as the Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York, where he works directly with those who are facing deportation to empower them in the struggle to remain in the US. He was arrested by ICE agents in New York City on January 11 and sent to a detention center in Florida then transferred to the Orange County Facility in upstate New York. He was finally released on January 29 after New York the courts intervened.

Amy Gottlieb is a community leader and wife of detained immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir. She is the Associate Regional Director for the Northeast Region of the American Friends Service Committee. In this role Amy is responsible for supporting programs in the Northeast Region that focus on Immigrant Rights, Healing Justice, and Youth Leadership. Amy worked from 2001 – 2014 as Program Director of the AFSC Immigrant Rights Program in Newark, and prior to that as staff attorney

Angela Fernandez, Esq., is the Executive Director and Supervising Attorney of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Angela is a first generation immigrant, whose mother migrated to the United States from Baitoa of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Ms. Fernandez is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law and has more than 20 years of experience advocating for human and civil rights in the United States and internationally.

Dana Kuperman, Sanctuary Coodinator at the Fourth Universalist Church