Friday, February 25, 2005

Exiled Once Again: A Symposium on the Deportation of Southeast Asian Refugees

hey folks, come out and learn more about what's going on....

Exiled Once Again: A Symposium on the Deportation of Southeast Asian Refugees
Saturday, February 26th
Time: 10am-4pm
Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley
FREE! and free lunch!

The Asian Law Journal at Boalt Hall cordially invites you to its Annual Symposium examining US Immigration Law, its impact on the Southeast Asian community, and the pending deportations of more than 1,500 Southeast Asian refugees.
The event will consist of two panels. The first will discuss the political and historical contexts of deportation policy in the U.S., while the second panel will address issues of community activism and education.
Not only will the event include great discussion, but a free lunch and a post-event reception will be provided for those in attendance as well.

Speakers include:
Keo Chea, Community Activist; Bill Hing, Professor of Asian American Studies and Law, UC Davis
Victor Hwang, Managing Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Ivy Lee, Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Khatharya Um, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Joren Lyons, Staff Attorney, Asian Law Caucus
Leti Volpp, Professor of Law, American University
Robert Pauw, Partner, Gibbs Houston Pauw
J. Traci Hong, Director of Policy, National Asian
Pacific American Legal Consortium
Ra Pok, Southeast Asian Deportation Campaign Director, Khmer Girls in Action
Gianna Tran, Executive Director, East Bay Asian Youth Center
Loan Dao, PhD Candidate in Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

In addition to the speakers, there will be a short clip of the film "Sentenced Home", which follows Cambodian-Americans as they are deported back to Cambodia, including a discussion with one of the producers/directors, Nicole Newnham.
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