Tara's Crossing: LGBT Asylum-Seekers and the U.S. Immigration System

Thursday, April 14, 2011
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Performance of the play Taras Crossing, based on interviews with asylees fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, tells the story of Tara, a transgendered woman who escapes to the United States from Guyana. In the U.S., Tara is detained by immigration officials and must prove her claim to asylum from behind the walls of an immigration detention center. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with practitioners and policymakers who will speak to issues raised in the play on advocating for the rights of sexual minorities in the immigration system.

Presented by the Immigrant Justice Clinic, Immigrants Rights Coalition, and LAMBDA


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu

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