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Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams speaks at "Taking Women, Survivors, & Government Institutions Seriously: An Open Dialogue for the Community in the Aftermath of the Confirmation Hearings" at Georgetown Law on October 10.

Student Groups, O’Neill Institute, Office of Equity & Inclusion Host Events on the #MeToo Movement, Sexual Violence and the Path to Change

October 15, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Feminism & Gender Studies

“The last few weeks have been hard — as individuals, as a community, and as a country…” said Emily Clarke (L’20), president of the Women’s Legal Alliance at Georgetown Law. “We have been forced to grapple with questions of power, gender, credibility and integrity. Some of us have dealt with this in our classes. Watching the [Supreme Court nomination] hearings and discussing their impact. Many of us have huddled with our friends and tried to attach the right words to how we are feeling. But even more of us have sat alone, wondering how this could be happening and where we are supposed to go from here.”

L. Francis Cissna (L’95), director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown Law on October 1.

2018 Immigration Law and Policy Conference Examines Changing Landscape

October 9, 2018 Human Rights & Immigration

Since the 2016 presidential campaign, immigration is at the forefront of the nation’s consciousness — most recently, with respect to family separations and zero-tolerance policies at the border. What role is immigration likely to play in the November mid-term elections? How has the administration acted to restrict the pathways to seek and gain asylum in the United States? What are the legal and policy issues surrounding the separation of migrant families, an increased focus on denaturalization, and the unveiling of a proposed public-charge rule that could deter significant numbers of legal immigrants and their U.S. citizen dependents from accessing public benefits to which they are entitled?