October 24, 2022
Prepared by the Washington National Cathedral Sanctuary Ministry
What: Disrupt the Racist Deportation Machine: The Black Immigrant Perspective Event – a Panel Discussion on the Black Migrant Experience addressing the experiences of Black immigrants in the United States.
Why: The national debate over immigrant rights is part of the on-going conversation on racial equity.
Who: The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition and The Outrage invite you to a discussion in partnership with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and the Haitian Bridge Alliance. Panel Participants:
Eleni Bakst, Managing Attorney, Detained Adult Program, CAIR Coalition
Ronald Claude, Director of Policy and Advocacy, BAJI,
Daniel Tse, Co-Founder, Cameroon Advocacy Network, Bail Fund + Asylum Coordinator, Haitian Bridge Alliance
CAIR Coalition is the primary nonprofit organization in the DMV that provides free legal services to immigrants who are detained and at risk of deportation. One client, Patrick Julney, was deported to Haiti this past summer and has been wrongfully detained in their National Penitentiary. He is one of over 20,000 Haitians who have been deported under the Biden administration.
BAJI educates and engages African American and Black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social, and economic justice. BAJI’s flagship project is the Black Immigration Network, a national alliance that brings together Black-led organizations and programs to advance just immigration policies and promote cultural shifts our communities need.
Haitian Bridge Alliance advocates for fair and humane immigration policies and provides migrants and immigrants with humanitarian, legal, and social services, with a particular focus on Black people, the Haitian community, women and girls, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and survivors of torture and other human rights abuses.
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
In-person Location: The Outrage
1811 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009