Lunchtime Seminar by Karen Hoffman

Nov 07 2019 Posted: 10:25 GMT


Lunchtime Seminar

Karen Hoffman, Attorney at Law
Aldea – The People’s Justice Centre
‘Representing immigrant detainees and separated migrant families in the USA’

Date: Friday 15th November 2019
Time:  1pm to 2pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI, Galway   

Karen Hoffman is a Philadelphia based attorney, with Syrena Law, specialising in the rights of refugees, migrants, detainees, communities and nature. She works with Aldea-The People's Justice Center and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund,  representing detained and separated immigrant families in the USA, and communities engaged in disputes relating to rights to water, land, air. She has worked extensively NGOs and pro-bono lawyers, as a lawyer and previously as a freelance journalist, focusing on human rights and environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has lived and worked in Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil, covering indigenous struggles, threatened human rights defenders, and police militarisation, and the rights of migrants and refugees, in Greece and the U.S.  

All welcome!