Seeking Asylum: Refugee Deportation in the United States
Horizons of Knowledge Lecture, Free and Open to All
With Hope Karekezi, Political Activist and Workshop Leader
and Christie Popp, Directing attorney from the Immigrants and
Friday, September 30, 2011, at 1:00 p.m.
Hutton Honors College, Great Room, 811 E. Seventh Street
threats in Rwanda and South Africa and
deportation from the United States, Hope Karekezi's family is in the
midst of transnational struggle. Their story leads us to ask:
What does it take to obtain political asylum
in the United States?
What are the
criteria, the processes, and the most frequent outcomes for people
seeking asylum status?
What are the challenges people confront when
seeking refuge in the United States from violence or comparable harms
Hope Karekezi is a workshop leader for the American Civil Liberties
Union and a mother of three. Joined by Christie Popp, directing attorney
from the Immigrants and Language Rights Center at Indiana Legal
Services, Karekezi will narrate her experience fighting legal battles in
the United States immigration system. The panel will then lead a
discussion on refugee issues. Join us for a conversation about
immigration, deportation, and the politics of asylum.
Sponsored by a Horizons of Knowledge Grant, the Department of History,
the Department of American Studies, the African Studies Program, the
Graduate Students in African Studies (GSAS), and the Hutton Honors
College, the program is free and open to all. If you have a disability
or need assistance or an interpreter, arrangements can be made to
accommodate most needs. Please call 812-855-5296 by Friday, September