Part 2: Striving for Justice for Immigrants
This month we continue our discussion on justice issues for immigrants. As usual we will gather on Zoom on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 6:30-8 p.m.
We will not discuss a film this month, but we will welcome Monica Whatley of the Southern Poverty Law Center to talk about what happens to undocumented people in the US. Ms. Whatley will additionally share information about the Stewart Detention Center.
The Stewart Detention Center, located 40 miles from Columbus in Stewart County, is a privately owned jail for immigrants who are detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and awaiting immigration court hearings or deportation. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) opened an office in Lumpkin in 2017 to provide legal assistance to people detained there. Monica Whatley (she/her) is project coordinator of the SPLC’s Lumpkin office and works on a four-person legal services team. Monica is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and enjoys exploring the Columbus Riverfront and the Dragonfly Cycling Trail with her partner, Fred.
We hope you can join us for this important topic. All are welcome!