SUNY-Delhi Sanford Hall (Room 250)
Delaware County Citizens for Refugee Support (DCCRS) invites the public to attend a free informational forum on the challenges facing asylum seekers and refugees entering the US. The event takes place on the SUNY Delhi Campus, in Sanford Hall 250. Refreshments will be served.
Presenters include Sarah Gillman, Director of Strategic US Litigation for RFK Human Rights, and Kayla Kelechian, Manager of Member Engagement of Central New York of the New York Immigration Coalition.
The forum will also address the New York City immigration challenges, and lntroduce a new program for refugee students, WelcomeCorps Campus. These presentations will be followed by a community discussion on ways in which we can welcome and support displaced people in Delaware County.
Parking: Coming from the village of Delhi, take a right up the campus road, Delhi Drive, and park in the Bush lot (the second parking lot on the left hand side). There will be signs directing you to Sanford Hall.
This event is co-sponsored by Bushel Collective.
Sarah Gillman: With her family having fled persecution from Lithuania in the early 1940s, Sarah has become a lifelong devotee to the plight of refugees. Sarah is Director of Strategic U.S. Litigation for RFK Human Rights. She devotes her energies to defending in federal immigration court asylum seekers held in U.S. detention centers, educating these detainees of their rights in detention, and filing extensive legal complaints against their severe mistreatment.
Kayla Kelechian: Kayla is a social activist with extensive experience of working with refugee populations in the Syracuse area. She is currently Manager of Member Engagement of Central New York, NY Immigration Coalition. She is spearheading the campaign for Access to Representation, which seeks to ensure a right to counsel for all immigrants facing deportation in New York.
Delaware County Citizens for Refugee Support (DCCRS) is a nonprofit organization partnering with individuals and community groups to invite and support refugees and asylum seekers to find their home in Delaware County, and to advocate for the human rights and freedoms of all displaced people.