In this blog post, AILA President Allen Orr posed some questions to Jennifer Yeaw, a member of the Diversity & Inclusion committee about Pride month and how immigration law and policies have gradually grown more inclusive to LGBTQIA+ families, but there’s still a long way to go.
In this blog post, AILA member Yasmin Blackburn welcomes the federal recognition of Juneteenth as a holiday and urges us to use the day to reflect, research, and learn about America’s history and to take action to ensure a more just future.
Stand with Asians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) Against this Rising Tide of Hate
In this blog post, AILA Media Advocacy Committee Vice Chair Evangeline Chan shares her personal experience and provides insights into ways we can stand together against anti-AANHPI hate, writing “By standing together, we can root out racial injustice and create a truly inclusive society.”
AILA member and Executive Director of NIPNLG Sirine Shebaya writes for Think Immigration about how we must ensure administrations “understand the complexity and diversity of our Arab American community and uphold our values of compassion and respect for everyone’s rights in both word and policy.”
In this piece, part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog post series, AILA member Beckie Moriello shares their insights from personal and professional experience about why autism acceptance matters, writing, “We’re used to keeping an open mind. Let’s keep opening it more and more.”
In this piece, part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog post series, AILA member Leila Sayed-Taha shares insights about why “one must take a nuanced position when understanding the relationship between the term ‘domestic terrorism’ and the enactment of oppressive policies against communities of color…”
Immigration Attorneys on the Front Lines in Defending Democracy: Soul of America Film Screening and Discussion
Olivia Lee, chair of AILA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee highlights an upcoming opportunity for AILA members to screen the HBO documentary “The Soul of America” and join the panel discussion on “Immigration Attorneys on the Frontlines in Defending Democracy” on April 7.
In this post, part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog post series, Laura F. Kelley shares insights into the legal profession’s gender disparities and the need to come together on International Women’s Day and every day to address the disparities and the harm they cause.
AILA member Yasmin Blackburn, who chairs the CT chapter’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, shares her life experience and why Black History recognition should not be limited to one month a year but celebrated year-round.
As part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog post series, Christine Alden shares her personal experience as a student and graduate of an HBCU, along with some of the history around her alma mater, the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.