For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

January 27, 2010

UW Law School Holds LGBT Immigration Issues Discussion

The UW School of Law will host a panel discussion about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigration issues on Tuesday, February 2 in William H. Gates Hall Room 127 at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists include:

  • Aaron Morris, an attorney with Immigration Equality (New York) who represents indigent LGBT and HIV-positive foreign nationals, transgender individuals, and same-sex binational couples.
  • Angélica Cházaro, a staff attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (Seattle) working on VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) and Impact Litigation issues.
  • Jacque Larrainzar, manager of the Policy and Outreach Unit with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, who has worked with issues such as the passage of anti-discrimination legislation, hate crimes, same sex marriage, domestic partnership benefits, transgender issues, and police and LGBT community relations.

The discussion was organized by three law student-led groups, the Center for Human Rights and Justice; Outlaws; and Immigrant Families Advocacy Project.