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No Hate, No Fear: Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women

Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Ave NE
Room 385
Washington, DC 20002
United States

Immigrant women play a vital role in the U.S. economy, yet face significant threats to their health, safety, and economic security. Immigrant women are disproportionately represented in low-wage jobs and frequently are denied fair wages, safe work environments, and adequate health care. Moreover, immigrant women are at high risk of experiencing gender-based violence and experience increased barriers to fleeing abuse. New policies and increased immigration enforcement have exacerbated these challenges, leaving many immigrant women and families in economically vulnerable and physically dangerous situations.

As YWCA leads our 13th annual Stand Against Racism, please join us to learn more about:

  • The impact of economic barriers, gender-based violence, and recent policy changes on immigrant women and families
  • YWCA’s efforts to support immigrant women –both at the border, as they are admitted to the U.S., and in the interior, as they strive to provide for families and contribute to communities
  • Legislative and policy solutions that would better ensure that immigrant women and families seeking safety and opportunity in the U.S. can arrive and live without fear, harm, or discrimination

Featured speakers include:         

Maria Cardona, Dewey Square and CNN Contributor (Moderator)

Archi Pyati, Chief of Policy, Tahirih Justice Center

Monica Ramirez, Gender Justice Campaigns Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and President, Justice for Migrant Women  

Juliet Choi, Partner, VENG Group, and former Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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