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Immigration Equality: LGBT Asylum And Immigration In The U.S.

The concept of “political asylum” is not limited to individuals fleeing their home countries because they have opposing political views in the traditional sense.

Asylum seekers flee persecution on many grounds, including race, religion and, increasingly, their status as LGBT individuals.

As anti-gay atrocities are being committed in Chechnya and other places internationally, join immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs to explore what it means for LGBT refugees to seek asylum in the U.S.

What are the unique issues that LGBT people face in fleeting severe homophobia in their countries of origin and what can we, as a community, do to support LGBT asylum-seekers?

Central Library contact: (619) 236-5817

ABOUT ONE BOOK, ONE SAN DIEGO:

This event is a part of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program. One Book is a partnership between KPBS, the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library, and the following organizations:

San Diego City College, Hoover High School, San Diego State University's Love Library, University of San Diego's Copley Library, Juvenile Court Book Club, Escondido Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, Point Loma Nazarene University's Ryan Library, Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, San Diego Council on Literacy, Oceanside Public Library, UC San Diego Library, Girl Scouts San Diego, Worldview Project, Little Fish Comic Book Studio, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Crawford High School, Wilson Middle School, and Deaf Community Services of San Diego.

One Book is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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