Thursday, September 28, 2017
On behalf of NYU Law School’s Latinx Rights Scholars Program, please join us for our annual Latinxs in the Law Lecture, “Community Resistance and Immigrant Rights in the Age of Trump,” featuring Luis Angel Reyes Savalza '15, immigration attorney and Director of Community Empowerment at Pangea Legal Services in San Francisco, California.
A recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) and a longtime activist for immigrant rights, Luis Angel has committed his life to empowering immigrant communities in their struggle for human rights and dignity. His innovative work at Pangea on behalf of immigrants has been recently profiled in the New York Times, and he regularly works with his clients and community organizations to champion the rights of all immigrants. He was recently awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship to support his work developing a community-lead deportation defense model for undocumented immigrants. Prior to working at Pangea, Luis Angel was a Latinx Rights Scholar at NYU School of Law (J.D. ’15). As a law student in NYU’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, Luis Angel co-represented and co-argued the case of Lora v. Shanahan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit, securing a right to a bond hearing for immigrants within six months of mandatory detention. Prior to law school, Luis Angel was active in the immigrant rights movement, where he helped organize various protests against the deportations taking place in the Bay Area and across the country. His undergraduate studies focused on the U.S. displacement of campesinos from the countryside of Mexico, and he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. ’10) with a degree in Political Economy and Political Science.
Join us as Luis Angel talks about the role of community-led mobilization in the fight for immigrant rights. Refreshments and light fare will be served following the lecture.