September 14, 2018

8:45 am - 4:15 pm, Central Time

Immigrant Justice: Defending the American Dream

Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham, Alabama

Hosted by: Council on American-Islamic Relations-Alabama (CAIR-Alabama)

UAB Institute for Human Rights

Partners: Project South, Southern Poverty Law Center, Adelante Alabama Workers Center 

ACLU-Alabama, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice 

Student Partners: American Constitution Society, Cumberland School of Law

Muslim Students Association, UAB  


8:45 - 9:15 am - Check-in/social 

9:15 am - Introductory Remarks 

Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter, Director, UAB Institute for Human Rights

Khaula Hadeed, Executive Director, CAIR-Alabama

9:30 am - The Law of Immigration and Challenge of the American Dream 

Sarah Rich and Isabel Otero, SPLC

10:30 am - Plenary Power & Animus in Immigration Law 

Shalini Ray, Professor University of Alabama School of Law 


11:15 am - Break

11:30 am - Immigrant Labor Rights: Economies of ICE and the Detention System 

Jessica Vosburgh, Executive Director, Adelante Alabama Worker Center

12:15 am - Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm - Know Your Rights: Interacting with ICE

Lucia Hermo, Public Advocacy Director, ACLU of Alabama

Sarai Portillo Suarez, Executive Director, ACIJ

2:00 pm - Color-Blind? Movement Advocacy: Combating Islamophobia

Priyanka Bhatt, Project South

Manzoor Cheema, Project South

3:00 pm - Break 

3:15 pm - The DACA Fix, Muslim Ban, and the Way Forward 

Zahra Billo, Executive Director, CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area

Omar Yousef Shehabi, Civil Rights Director, CAIR-Alabama

4:15 pm - Adjourn