Chattanooga State’s Paralegal Program, and the International Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association are sponsoring a free seminar “Refugees & Immigrants—Outlook & Hope for 2018 & Beyond” to be held on Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. at Chattanooga State, “Mobile Classroom”—Library.
Chattanooga State’s Global Scholars Honors Program is also hosting an empowering exhibition “Love Without Borders” featuring artwork from refugee children living in Greece from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Thursday. Attendees of the seminar will have the opportunity to have direct interactive discussions with the speakers, and will be able to explore the exhibition.
The speakers on the panel include: Kayra Martinez, a volunteer and artist in Greece supporting those displaced by war; Ken Goldsmith, a professor and director of Paralegal Education at Chattanooga State Community College; James McKissic, the director of the city of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs; Jim Pickett. the senior pastor of New City Fellowship East Lake; and Terry Olsen, an immigration/international law attorney and chair of the International Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association.
The seminar will provide an overview of the global and U.S. refugee and immigrant rights and advocacy landscape as it concerns Tennessee for 2018 and beyond, and both policy and legal views of the ever-changing global view(s) of refugees and immigrants.
The panel discussion will last from 3-4 p.m. and then will be followed with a FAQ session for attendees.