For Immediate Release
Michelle Muri, Development Director
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Presents: An Evening at Wing Luke, Celebrating 27 Years of Reuniting FamiliesNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project Presents:
An Evening at Wing Luke, Celebrating 27 Years of Reuniting Families
Seattle - Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) presents its final fundraiser of the year, An Evening at Wing Luke this Thursday, October 20, 2011. The event takes place at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, with a brief program that begins at 6:15 pm.
A reception featuring delicious appetizers and drinks, catered by Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant, live entertainment by the Miho and Diego Duo and access to the entire museum are included with admission.
The event will include the presentation of NWIRP’s 2011 Outstanding Community Partner Award to Elise Erickson. Elise coordinates the detainee visitation program for the Northwest Detention Center Roundtable, an advocacy body that provides practical help to detainees in Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center. Elise provides critical emotional support for detainees, visiting them socially, and accompanying those who represent themselves without an attorney to Immigration Court as an observer. For detainees who experience isolation and loneliness while detained for months or years, her dedication is essential. At times, she has even temporarily housed some detainees.
Please join NWIRP and the immigrant rights community as we gather to celebrate NWIRP‘s work, Elise’s achievements, and raise funds to fulfill NWIRP’s mission. To attend, register online at www.nwirp.org, or http://nwirpwingluke2011.eventbrite.com/.
This event could not occur without the generous support of our sponsors. NWIRP thanks: Microsoft, as a Silver Sponsor; Connelly Law Offices and DLA Piper, as Ally Sponsors; and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, as an Advocate Sponsor.
NWIRP Presents: An Evening at Wing Luke
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 S. King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
VIP Ticket, $75
This ticket includes a private historic immersion tour that takes you through preserved buildings that Asian Pacific American pioneers lived in when they first came to America.
Regular Ticket, $50
NWIRP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. For tax purposes, our estimate of the fair market value of one regular ticket is $30, or $42 for a VIP ticket.
For questions about tickets or event sponsorship, please contact Koriel Jock, Development Associate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (206) 957-8641.
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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status. We focus on providing direct legal services, supported by our education and public policy work. NWIRP is the only entity in the list of “Free Legal Services” that is given to individuals placed in removal (aka deportation) proceedings in Washington State.
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- Vulnerable Immigrants in Deportation Proceedings Unable to Represent Themselves Must Get Counsel and a Hearing
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to Recognize Regional Leaders
- Class Action Lawsuit Forces Policy Change to Protect Detained Immigrants with Serious Mental Disabilities
- Agreement Reached in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers
- UW Report: Collaboration between King County jails and ICE results in unfair and costly impact
- Widespread Abuse by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Documented in National Wave of Complaints
- Legal Groups to Announce Wave of Cases Highlighting Nationwide Abuses By U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Granger Community Legal Workshop: Get Free Attorney Help With DREAMer Deferred Action Forms
- Seattle/Des Moines Community Legal Workshop: Get Free Attorney Help With DREAMer Deferred Action Forms
- NWIRP places two members on key Shriver Center Leadership Program
- Breaking News: Border Patrol Policy Change Important Victory for Border Communities
- Granger Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Omak Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Bellevue Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Spokane Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Yakima Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Everett Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Mattawa and Yakima Community Legal Workshops: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Olympia/Lacey Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
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- Pasco Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Seattle/Des Moines Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- Wenatchee Community Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action
- 10 Members of Congress Join Northern Borders Coalition Demand for Civil Rights Audit of Border Patrol
- Federal Judge Rules that Lawsuit Against Border Patrol Actions on Olympic Peninsula May Move Forward
- Granger Community Workshop: Do you qualify for DREAMer Deferred Action?
- Tacoma Community Workshop – Do you qualify for DREAMer Deferred Action?
- Wednesday: Press Conference - The DREAMer Deferred Action Program Unveiled
- Immigrant Rights and Civil Rights Leaders React to SB1070 Decision and Announce Renewed Efforts to Fight
- Federal Agency Rules Against Use of Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters
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- NWIRP Challenges Local Law Enforcement Use of U.S. Border Patrol Agents as “Interpreters”
- Lawsuit Challenges Unconstitutional Stops and Interrogations by Border Patrol Agents on Olympic Peninsula
- Federal Judge Certifies Class Action Asserting Right to Counsel for Immigrant Detainees with Mental Disabilities
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project & Partners Target “Asylum Clock” in Class Action Lawsuit
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- Man Nearly Deported Awaiting Asylum Decision for Sixteen Years
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- DHS Agrees to Pay $400,000 to U.S. Citizen, Army Veteran, Unlawfully Detained by Immigration for Over Seven Months
- Federal Court Rules in Favor of NWIRP Client, Reaffirms Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
- Immigrants Win Right to Representation
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project & Center for Justice Achieve Settlement in Case of Immigrant Detained Unlawfully
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project & Partners File First Class-Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Immigrants with Mental Disabilities
- United States v. Arizona racial profiling law
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Legal Voice, Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, National Employment Law Project and ACLU of Washington Unite to Praise Washington Supreme Court Decision Protecting the Integrity of the Court System
- NWIRP to receive national recognition
- NWIRP to Celebrate 25 Years of Serving Immigrant Communities
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- NWIRP Wins "Moving Mountains" award from Office of Crime Victims Advocacy
- NWIRP wins City of Seattle Human Rights Award
- Federal Appeals Court Rules For Jamaican Gay Man and NWIRP Client, Finds “Pattern or Practice” of Persecution Against Gay Jamaican Men
- Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Challenging Unreasonable Delays Granting Citizenship
- U.S. Citizen and Army Veteran Spends Nine Months In Detention While U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Denies Detaining Citizens
- NWIRP Expresses Its Opposition to Planned Expansion of DHS Detention Center
- Matt Adams Wins National Excellence in Litigation Award