Friday, August 5, 2011
From the National Immigration Law Center:
Those of you who have attended the National Immigration Law Center’s Low Income Immigrants' Rights Conference already know that conference participants have a unique opportunity to build bridges of all kinds. Experts on immigration enforcement come to learn about immigrant access to health care and workers’ rights, DREAMers strategize with other local leaders on how to end the entanglement between local law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement authorities, and litigators meet with organizers to better protect rights for all workers.
The keynote speaker for this year’s conference will bring bridge-building to a whole new level. Widely known as one of the nation’s foremost experts on race, poverty, and the criminal justice system, Bryan Stevenson is perhaps best known for his ground-breaking anti-death penalty work. As Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama, Stevenson has taken on capital cases that were considered unwinnable and won landmark decisions to strengthen civil rights for all. Furthermore, Stevenson has challenged all of us to take a better look at the fundamental flaws that exist within our criminal justice system.
This December, he will join hundreds of immigrants’ rights advocates to strengthen yet another bridge as we work toward creating a more equal and just society for all those living in this country, regardless of where they were born, what the color of their skin is, or what their income level may be.
Join us. You will be inspired by Bryan Stevenson and all participants.
Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center