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October Member Annual Meeting & Luncheon:
NEW DATE! Monday, October 7, 2019
11:45 am to 1:30 pm
1:30 pm Optional Tour of Delta Air Lines
Women Crossing the Southern Border: Do they really have a choice?
Exploration of the conditions of women that propel their risk to come to the United States.
Hosted by: Delta Air Lines
Location: 1030 Delta Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30354
Wheels Up Conference Center
About Our Speakers:
Tina Fernandez, Founding Director, Achieve Atlanta
Tina Fernandez has spent her career in the legal and education sectors and has been involved in several social-entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, she is the founding executive director of Achieve Atlanta, an organization whose vison is that Atlanta be a city where race and income no longer predict postsecondary success and upward mobility. Prior to this, Tina was a partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit providing strategic, talent, and policy consulting to education organizations across the United States. At Bellwether, Tina helped launch the Talent Readiness Pilot and co-lead the development of Bellwether’s talent services.
State Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero, Georgia House of Representatives
Brenda Lopez is State Representative for House District 99, which includes portions of Gwinnett County. She is the Principal Attorney at The Lopez Firm, LLC handling removal defense, family based immigration, and naturalization matters. She seeks to incorporate civil rights, justice, and community into the practice of law and policy. Brenda holds a law degree from Syracuse University with a National Security andCounterterrorism certificate and a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University inpolitical science and sociology. While in law school, Brenda served as a clerk for the Georgia Legal Services program, American Civil Liberties Union, and as an intern for Trial Judge Laura Galvan Salgado for the First District Court Morelos in Mexico.
Jill Savitt, CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Jill Savitt is a human rights advocate with special expertise in genocide prevention. In March 2019, Savitt became the President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. The Center is an immersive musueum and cultural space that harnesses Atlanta’s civil rights legacy to strengthen the worldwide movement for human rights and encourages visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the role they play in helping to protect the rights of all people. From 2010 to 2014, Savitt curated the exhibit on global human rights at the Center. Previously, Savitt was the Acting Director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The Center stimulates global action to prevent genocide and to catalyze an international response when it occurs.
Shana Tabak, Executive Director, Tahirih Justice Center
Shana Tabak joined the Tahirih Justice Center as the first Executive Director of its Atlanta office which opened in 2018. Presiding over Tahirih’s fifth location, she leads delivery of high-quality legal services and social services case management to protect immigrant woman and girls who demand freedom from violence. She is the former Chair of the Georgia Immigration Working Group, and currently leads its work to increase collaboration between mental health professionals and immigration attorneys.
UPCOMING EVENTS: REGISTRATION
IWF Georgia Signature Event:
An Intimate Conversation with Stacey Abrams, moderated by Gail Evans
Where: Metro Chamber of Commerce, 191 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3400
When: Tuesday, Nov. 12. Cocktails 5:30-6:15, Dinner 6:15-7:00, Conversation, 7:00-7:45 with Q+A
How: Dinner sponsored by Southern Company, Georgia Power and Kaiser Permanente
Sunday, December 1st, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. hosted by Liz Blake - Significant Others Included