On April 28th 2022 we celebrated Immdef's SEVEN years of fearlessly stepping toward immigrant justice! It was a beautiful evening honoring our partners who helped defend immigrants caught in an unjust system. Guests enjoyed music from DJ Sizzle and Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles and food from Charolitas Con Amor y Queso and Jackfruit Cafe! We were honored to be graced with the presence of Dolores Huerta and chant along with her, si se puede!
ImmDef’s anniversary was also a chance to recognize partners who devoted their energy and efforts to help them ensure that no immigrant stands alone:
Community Partner Award: Justice Action Center
Pro Bono Partner Award: Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP
Champions of Social Justice: Unified U.S. Deported Veterans Resource Center
Volunteer of the Year Award: Peggy Thompson
Compassionate Leader Award: Supervisor Hilda Solis
Guest Speaker: Guerline Josef
Thank you to everyone who joined us in person, placed an ad, or sponsored the event! Special shout out to the vendors and partners that helped to make this evening a success: @fwdus @elsacollins @doloreshuerta @hectorislasphotography @jackfruitcafe @barspirit @sweetesbakeshop @laplazala @charolitas_con_amor_y_queso @mariaachiarcoiris @sizzle007 @m2rl3n3 @sustainla, Sir Michael’s Party Rentals, @auntiemcreativeconsultants @sizzle007 @mariachiarcoiris @charolitas_con_amor_y_queso @jackfruitcafe @JusticeActionCenter @unified_us_deported_veterans @hildasolis @doloreshuerta @guerlinem.jozef
If you missed out and still want to participate, check out the virtual auction tinyurl.com/ImmDefAuction22, live until May 13!
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Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef) is a next-generation social justice law firm that defends our immigrant communities against injustices in the legal system. We envision a future where no immigrant will be forced to face an unjust immigration court alone. Our programs are a first step towards the long-term goal of providing universal representation to all immigrants facing deportation. ImmDef is now the largest non‐profit, pro bono provider of deportation defense in California with offices in Los Angeles, Adelanto, Riverside, Santa Ana, and San Diego.