• pac@capitalwomenny.org
  • Albany, NY

CW SpeakerSeries

Immigration hasn’t left a news cycle yet. With the end of Title 42, Governor Hochul’s declaration of an immigration state of emergency and political maneuvering by some elected officials to “bus” folks throughout NYS, it’s time to find out the facts and what we can do here in the Capital District.

Our speakers will help us unpack the “immigration system” that has failed for decades:

  • Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the incoming president of the New York Conference of Mayors, will talk about how municipalities can welcome newcomers to our communities
  • Lauren DesRosiers, an Immigration Law Clinic Staff Attorney with the Justice Center at Albany Law School.  The Clinic leverages its many partnerships to dramatically increase the impact of its resources.
  • Cherie Lasher, Development Director Refugee and immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE). RISSE helps and equips refugees and recent immigrants to build sustainable, independent lives by offering language and literacy instruction, as well as support with life skills and integration into U.S. culture and community.
  • Angela Castrillo-Vilches, Manager of Organizing and Strategy Immigration Coalition of New York, which fights for Access, Representation, and Equity for Immigrant Families.