Sanctuary Law: Can Religious Liberty Protect Immigrants?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 @ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
Mar 13
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 @ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Sanctuary Law: Can Religious Liberty Protect Immigrants?
Panel Discussion and CLE Program (2 NYS CLE Credit Hours)

Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
6:30 pm

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Co-hosted by the The Law, Rights, and Religion Project (formerly the Public Rights / Private Conscience Project, Columbia Law School), and the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL), this program will comprise a panel discussion with a diverse group of experts considering the role of religion in the immigrants’ rights movements of the 1980s and today.

In an era in which the idea of “religious liberty” has largely been co-opted by the Christian Right to signify protections for conservative beliefs about sex, marriage, and reproduction, what does “religious liberty” mean for undocumented people and immigration activists of faith? (How) should the law accommodate the religious belief that families and communities should not be torn apart by deportation, or that individuals have a right to migrate? Moreover, what effect will arguing for these rights in religious terms have on LGBTQ+ immigrants or immigrants who need reproductive health care?

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 2 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On final sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

Speakers include:

Lizbeth Mateo
Attorney and Immigrants Rights Activist, Law Offices of Lizbeth Mateo

Winnie Varghese
Director of Justice and Reconciliation, Trinity Wall Street

Amy Gottlieb
Associate Regional Director, American Friends Service Committee

Rose Cuison Villazor
Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers Law School

Katherine Franke
Faculty Director, the Law, Rights, and Religion Project
Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Liz Boylan at [email protected] or 212.854.0167. If you require any accommodations to participate in this program, please let Liz know at your earliest convenience, and we will strive to meet your needs.

Contact Info: 
For questions about this program, contact Liz Boylan at [email protected] or 212.854.0167.
Event RSVP: 

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required for all persons seeking CLE Credit, and recommended for all others. RSVP via Eventbrite, at the link following: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sanctuary-law-can-religious-liberty-protect...