Our first meeting of the year will focus on deported veterans and veterans with immigration and citizenship barriers. An expert and esteemed panel of speakers will share: (1) background and history about this problem; (2) the personal and lived experience of deportation and repatriation as a veteran; (3) the current response and ways that community partners are addressing this issue, through direct legal representation, organizing, social services and mental health support, and national policy and legislative solutions. Panelists will also provide their insights about how philanthropic funders can best support and engage with this important issue impacting thousands of U.S. military veterans.
Jennie Pasquarella, Esq., Legal Director, Seattle Clemency Project (formerly with ACLU of Southern California) Amanda Schuft, Esq., Legal Services Director of Deported Veterans Project, Immigrant Defenders Law Center Danitza “Dee” James, M.S.W. and U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Chief Executive Officer, Repatriate Our Patriots Hector Barajas, 82nd Airborne U.S. Army Veteran, Director and Founder, Deported Veterans Support House
This meeting is open to current SCG members. If you have any questions please contact Jessica LeTarte.
About the SCG Veteran Funders Group
The SCG Veteran Funders Group focuses on members’ response efforts in relation to veterans and military families, trends and challenges our nonprofit partners are facing, and opportunities for philanthropy to take a strategic role in our region’s veteran space in the months and years to come.