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2011-2012 Meetings & Events

Workshop: June 1 (2 - 4 pm)

Enid Gonzalez, Senior Legal Director for CASA de Maryland, will be offering a workshop to community members interested in preparing applications for prosecutorial discretion and learning more about this newly available relief for individuals in deportation proceedings. Prosecutorial discretion allows individuals in removal proceedings to obtain an administrative suspension of their cases upon meeting specific criteria. Spanish speakers and those who have access to Spanish-language interpreters are especially encouraged to attend this hands-on workshop. Attorneys interested in working with CASA de MD pro bono on prosecutorial discretion cases are also welcome to attend this free workshop. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Workshop will be held at Salisbury University's Perdue Hall, room 151.

Meeting: April 19 (3-5 p.m.)

Speakers: Enid Gonzalez Aleman, Esq., Senior Manager of CASA de Maryland¡¯s Legal Program, who will be speaking on the implications of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement¡¯s ¡°Secure Communities¡± program that requires law enforcement to check immigration status when booking an individual into jail.   We will also be joined by Elizabeth Matienzo-Bray of Priority Partners who will be updating on her organization¡¯s health education programs. 

Meeting: March 15 (3-5 p.m.)

Speakers: Nurse Consultant Lisl D. Phelps, RN, MSN and Nursing Supervisor Beverly Giles, RN, BSN, of the Delaware Division of Public Health and they will be presenting on "Cross Cultural Competency in the Public Health Setting."

We will also be joined by Tom G. Wells, District Director, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), who will be informing us of the OFCCP¡¯s latest initiatives to reach out to Hispanics to ensure equal employment opportunity by federal contractors.

Meeting: February 16 (3-5 p.m.) Speaker- Margaret ¡°Peggy¡± Gleason, Senior Advisor from the Department of Homeland Security's office of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

Meeting: November 17 (3-5 p.m.) Speakers, Public Justice Center attorney Andrea Vaughn and development director Jennifer Pelton

  • PJC is a non-profit legal advocacy organization that seeks to enforce and expand the rights of people who are denied justice because of poverty or discrimination.  

Meeting: October 20th (3-5 p.m.) Speaker, Trish Tanner EEOC

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