From Resistance to Resilience: A New Vision on Immigration and Social Justice
WHEN : Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 pm
WHERE : UH Manoa Architecture Auditorium
Marielena Hincapié is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, the main organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants in the United States. Combining litigation, policy advocacy, communications, and alliance-building, the NILC under Hincapié’s leadership has emerged as one of the preeminent progressive voices on immigration in American politics.
The Trump era has been marked by exclusionary immigration policies to build barriers, increase detention and deportation, turn away asylum speakers, and, most controversially, to separate children from parents. Hincapié has led the opposition to many of these policies, but she contends that it’s not enough to fight back—we have to fight forward. In her address at UH, she will outline a bold proposal for the path forward, including what communities, states, and the nation can do to build a blueprint for a more just and inclusive country.