Cooper Conversation: Immigration Law and Advocacy


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At this Cooper Conversation, entitled "Immigration Law and Advocacy," students will hear from local and state-wide legal experts and community leaders protecting immigration law and those navigating it. Conversations will explore the myths and realities of immigration to have candid conversations about the immigrant experience from a legal lens. The topic ties to this year’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues theme, "Uprooted: Displacement, Migration and Searching for Home."

This conversation will feature:

  • Mary Choate, Executive Director, Center for Legal Immigration Assistance
  • Anna Deal, Legal Director, Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center
  • Astrid Munn, Lead Attorney, Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center
  • Darcy Tromanhauser, Program Director, Immigrants & Communities, Nebraska Appleseed
  • Rómulo "RJ" Vega, Community Organizer, Immigrants & Communities, Nebraska Appleseed
  • Ellie Woody, DOJ Accredited Representative, Center for Legal Immigration Assistance

Our guests will briefly share their stories and perspectives, and then continue the conversation in small groups with student attendees.

Wednesday, February 14
3:30-4:45 pm
Pioneers Room, Willa Cather Dining Complex, City Campus
Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 13.

Questions? Please contact Rebecca Baskerville at