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The Rights of Asylum Seekers: East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

This event is the latest in our member-led forums’ Art and Science of Well-Being series. 

While the conditions in Central America produce caravans and others seeking safety, the rights of asylum seekers are continuously under attack. Come learn about the roots of the problem—why people are fleeing, the mental health consequences and the difficult yet lifesaving process of seeking asylum. This presentation will highlight the role the U.S. government has played over the past decades in creating the so-called border crisis and will debunk the Trump administration’s attacks on asylum law. Founded in 1982 in response to civil wars and genocide in Central America, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant has been a leader in the sanctuary movement, providing yearly legal protection, advocacy, support and family reunification to thousands of refugees and undocumented immigrants.

MLF Organizer
Patrick O'Reilly

MLF: Psychology

July 30, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Michael Smith
Director, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant’s Affirmative Asylum Program
Kaveena Singh
Managing Attorney, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

4:45 p.m check-in
5:15 p.m. program