February 17, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Bay Area: Project Afghan Assistance: How Lawyers and Citizens Can Help Welcome Afghans to the U.S.

This panel will provide an update on the deteriorating security situation displacing thousands of Afghans after the fall of the central government in late summer 2021. Panelists will share their work to bring vulnerable Afghans to safety in the U.S., the arduous immigration process, and ways lawyers and citizens can help.


Sahar Mousavi, Immigrants' Rights Attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Chris Purdy, Director, Veterans for American Ideals and Outreach, Human Rights First

Wogai Mohmand, Project ANAR (Afghan Network for Advocacy & Resources); Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Joe Rodriguez, Founder, Gardner Rodriguez

Moderated by:

Kyra Lilien, Director of Immigration Legal Services, Jewish Family and Community Services - East Bay