Wednesday, February 13, 2019
On Immigration in America and Marin
Director of Immigration Legal Services and Social Services
There’s no shortage of news about immigration issues on the U.S.-Mexico border, but what’s going on in our own community? How have things changed under the current U.S. administration and how is the Canal Alliance responding? What are the facts on the ground in Marin County?
Lucia Martel-Dow will share her line of sight into local immigration issues at our February meeting. As Director of Immigration and Social Services at Canal Alliance, she works to protect the rights of immigrants in our community. Under her guidance, the Immigration Legal Services team provides outreach, education, legal screenings, consultation and representation to thousands of individuals each year.
Born and raised in Venezuela, Martel-Dow was a member of the Venezuelan Foreign Service before moving to Madrid, Spain, where she worked on human rights and immigration policy issues for an international organization serving Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. She moved to San Francisco in 2007, garnering her Master’s of Laws from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a Master’s in International Law and International Relations from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. She joined the Canal Alliance in 2015, leading the organization’s effort to help residents navigate the immigration system.
The California State Legislature recognized Martel-Dow for her community service with the 2018 North Bay’s Woman of the Year award.
Please join us from 7:30 am-9:00am on Wednesday February 13, 2019
Early Bird Coffee at 7:15am
Breakfast and Networking at 7:30am
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Early Bird Coffee at 7:15 am
Breakfast and Networking at 7:30 am
Want additional dialogue? Stay until 9:30
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