Friday, September 26, 2014
COCKTAILS & BORDERS
Location: Curious Theatre Company
Subscriber tickets: $15 (please call the box office at 303.623.0524 for Subscriber upgrades)
Immigration, political asylum and refugees are just some of the lenses through which Martin Moran explores rage. Join us, along with distinguished panelists working with people seeking asylum as attorneys, social workers, and advocates, to experience an in-depth, pre-show panel conversation surrounding refugees in America and digging deep into the questions and the process surrounding their experience and the process of seeking asylum. Enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres at 6pm, and the panel begins at 6:30pm.
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Amy Nafziger - Attorney Amy Nafziger is a solo practitioner who focuses her pro bono efforts on asylum representation and refugee advocacy. She currently serves on the Colorado Asylum Committee of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is a co-founder of the Colorado Asylum Project, an access-to-services project of the Colorado Asylum Committee that assists indigent asylum seekers locate pro bono lawyers and provides pro bono lawyers with experienced mentor attorneys. Since 2010, she has served as a volunteer with refugees and asylees from over 30 countries in the Colorado Refugee ESL Program as a conversation group leader and classroom assistant.
Amy received her TEFL certificate (teacher of English as a foreign language) from One World Training in 2009. She graduated first in her class from the University of Denver College of Law’s evening division in 2002 and received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago in 1995.
Suzan deseguin-Hos - Attorney Suzan DeSeguin, of Saltrese, Faville, DeSeguin llc, has been representing immigrants since 1993. Her philosophy is to educate and empower immigrants, while providing them strong legal advocacy for their deportation, asylum, citizenship or family immigration case. In political asylum cases, she has successfully represented asylum seekers from over 25 different countries including regions of Africa (Saharan and sub-Saharan), Asia, the Middle East and Eurasia. Her asylum clients have ranged from individuals persecuted for the color of their skin or religious beliefs to high-profile political dissidents from oppressive regimes.
Ms deSeguin earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University (ChemEngr) ; her MS from Cornell University, and her law degree from University of Adelaide of South Australia (1st year completed at University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law School).
Megan Hope - The Human Trafficking Project Coordinator at Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Megan was previously the Social Service Project's first social work intern while completing her Master of Social Work at the University of Denver. She has worked with immigrant communities for approximately 16 years, including as a staff member of Annunciation House in El Paso, TX; grant writer and immigration paralegal with Legal Aid of Western Missouri's Migrant Farmworker Project; and board member and activist with numerous immigrant advocacy, workers' rights, and economic justice organizations. For several years she performed program consultations in Latin America and Asia for child sponsorship organizations. Megan has an MA in Latin American Studies and BA in athropology and English from the University of Kansas.