Human Rights in Practice Internship Symposium

Zoom Event Friday, Nov 13, 2020 10 am – 5:15 pm

Our annual Human Rights in Practice Internship Symposium featured presentations by 2020 Human Rights Interns and mid-career alumni from past internship cohorts.

Panel Schedule:

Incarceration and “Justice” Systems, moderated by Reuben Miller
Sofia Cabrera (Westside Justice Center)
Lucia Geng (ACLU National Prison Project)
Tommy Hagan (Children and Family Justice Center)
Zeinab Hussen (Believers Bail Out)
Helen Malley (Uptown People’s Law Center)
Denise Ruiz (American Civil Liberties Union of Florida)

Immigrant and Refugee Rights, moderated by Ashley E. Cureton
Lisette Gonzalez-Flores (Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración)
Bex Grayzel-Ward (Heartland Alliance)
Cecilia Katzenstein (Program for Survivors of Torture, Bellevue Hospital)
Fatou Magassa (Lawyers Without Borders)
Diego Quesada (Florida Immigrant Coalition)

Alumni Panel: Careers in Human Rights, moderated by Erin McFee (2014 cohort)
Alex Ding (2018 cohort; anti-prison organizer, filmmaker, producer, and writer; 2019 NeXtDoc Fellow)
Maya Goldman (2014 cohort; JD candidate and Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, NYU Law School)
Miranda Nelson (2006 cohort; New York Director, Jobs to Move America)
Samantha Wishnak (2009 cohort; Communications Manager, Ocean Exploration Trust)

Gender, Sexuality & Reproductive Rights, moderated by Amy Krauss
Cora Alperin (Population Action International)
Binta Ka (New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth)
Oliver Lytle (Howard Brown Health)
Catherine O’Carroll (Lavender Rights Project)

Community Work, moderated by Kafi Moragne-Patterson
Sara Bovat (International Organization for Adolescents, National Human Trafficking and Disability Workgroup)
Vanessa Camacho (Kolbe House Jail Ministry)
Dominique Janvier (Voice of Witness)
Maggie MacPherson (I Grow Chicago)
Jin Yoon (Little Tokyo Service Center)

Legal Aid, Policy Research & Organizing, moderated by Jennifer Mosley
Brian Johnson (Illinois Prison Project)
Ava Levin (Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center)
Arya Mudalidharan (U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights)
Olivia Reeves (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
Charlotte Soehner (Chicago Votes)
Lily Zheng (Beyond Legal Aid)