Thursday, May 23rd
Light breakfast will be served
Please join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, the Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and Transgender Law Center on May 23rd for a briefing on the experiences of LGBTQ migrants. The briefing will offer a nuanced discussion, starting from the conditions LGBTQ migrants face in their home countries to what life in the United States is like after surviving detention, and will center on the unique challenges transgender and Black LGBTQ migrants navigate.
Issue area experts and directly-impacted LGBTQ migrants will highlight the power dynamics that force LGBTQ migrants to leave their homes as well as the violence they face both as a result of punitive immigration enforcement policies and lack of visibility within the immigrant rights movement. Finally, speakers will offer recommendations for centering LGBTQ migrants in the narrative and solutions to the migrant crisis.
Ola Osaze, Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, Transgender Law Center
Zach Mohamed, Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project
Guerline Jozef, Haitian Bridge Alliance
Michael Galvan, National Lawyers Guild
LGBTQ migrant sharing testimony on experiences in detention
Victoria Castro, El/La Para TransLatinas
The briefing will be held from 8:30am-9:30am in room HVC-201 in the Capitol Visitors Center. Light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP here.