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Report Release: Findings From the Beyond Survival Campaign

March 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States on January 20, 2017 and within hours his assault on immigrant communities and communities of color began. Mothers have been deported within hours of being torn from their children, survivors of domestic violence have faced arrest in courts where they go to gain access to safety and justice, and community leaders have chosen to take sanctuary in churches rather than fall victim to the harsh consequences of an inhumane deportation regime.

In the current climate, the deterioration of labor protections for immigrant workers is almost certain. Employers seeking to prey upon the most vulnerable among us will only be emboldened, leading to even more dangerous conditions for domestic workers and other workers in low-wage sectors. As police are increasingly embroiled in immigration enforcement, fewer community members will seek help and safety from law enforcement.

You’re invited to the release of the report The Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers In The United States: Findings From the Beyond Survival Campaign 2017 and a discussion to deconstruct the impact of Trump’s immigration policies for survivors of trafficking. Please RSVP.

Panelists:

  • Shanti, domestic worker organizer and labor trafficking survivor
  • Riya Ortiz, Damayan Migrant Workers Association Community Organizer and Lead Case Manager
  • Rosa, Labor Justice Committee member and survivor of labor trafficking
  • Invited: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Moderator: Sameera Hafiz, NDWA Advocacy Director

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to attend.

Live-streaming (audio-only) is also available – Register here.

Event co-sponsors: National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Institute for Policy Studies.

Details

Date:
March 13, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Organizer

Netfa Freeman, IPS
Email:
netfa@ips-dc.org

Venue

Institute for Policy Studies
1301 Connecticut Avenue NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
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Website:
www.ips-dc.org