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Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers (webinar)
Date Thursday June 11
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorThe Commonwealth Club
Location Details
Online via livestream
Lavender Talks: LGBTQ+ Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

When: Thursday, Jun 11 @ 12:00 PM PT

Where: Online via livestream

RSVP: This event is online-only; RSVP at the bottom of the page to receive an email link to the live stream program

Immigration has been a flash point in U.S. politics for years, but for the past several years,
it has been one of the defining dividing lines in American life. When you add LGBTQ+ status
to the normal challenges facing immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, even more
hurdles arise.

What are the problems that new LGBTQ+ arrivals to this country are struggling with?
What is being done to help them? What can be done? Our panel will feature immigration
and human rights advocates and legal experts.

This event is produced in partnership with San Francisco Pride, which is celebrating
50 years in 2020:


Edwin Carmona-Cruz
Co-Director and Paralegal, Pangea Legal Services; Member, FREESF Coalition;
Adjunct Faculty, University of San Francisco

Melanie Nathan
Attorney; Mediator; Human Rights Advocate; Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition; Country Conditions Expert for LGBTQI Asylum Cases;
Former Vice President, San Francisco Pride; Former Marin Human Rights Commissioner

Anjali Rimi
MBA, Business Executive; President, Board of Directors, Parivar Bay Area;
Member, Board of Directors, San Francisco Pride

Okan Sengun
Executive Director and Co-Founder, LGBT Asylum Project


Michelle Meow
Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on KBCW/KPIX TV and Online Radio; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Twitter @msmichellemeow

The Commonwealth Club (non-profit)

This is a free program; please consider making a donation during registration to support our online program production

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