Come join us for a night of great company, great food, and great conversations at one of Little Egypt's hookah cafes. This will be a great opportunity to meet some upperclassmen and your fellow classmates, find out about SIRR, and ask us anything you want to know about life at Columbia. We will be meeting in Room 105 of Jerome Greene Hall at 8pm and then heading over to Astoria together.
Date: August 18, 2011
Location: JGH 105
Immigration Careers Panel
SIRR hosts a panel to speak to Columbia Law School students about careers in immigration. Speakers address both summer job opportunities and possible career paths.
Date: Early Spring Semester
UC Davis Asylum and Refugee Law Moot Court
Columbia Law School’s Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (SIRR) will be sending the Law School’s team to the 5th Annual UC Davis Asylum and Refugee Law Moot Court in Sacramento, California. The Moot Court is the only competition in the nation devoted to the topic of asylum and refugee law.
Houses on the Moon will perform a play called “DE NOVO- Part 1: Lil’ Silent.” The play is a documentary theater piece crafted entirely from real immigration court transcripts, letters, and extensive interviews of "alien" children (and their advocates) in immigration proceedings in New York, Arizona, Colorado and Los Angeles. The play documents the gripping true story of Edgar Chocoy, a fourteen-year-old boy who fled from Guatemala to escape gang violence. (We are currently fundraising for this event in order to make it free admissions!)
Date: February 22, 2011
Location: Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium
Lunch Panels on Various Immigration Topics
Throughout the year SIRR hosts panels about ongoing issues in immigration. This is a great opportunity for SIRR to engage the greater Columbia community. Lunch will be provided. Topics in the Fall included human trafficking and education.
Dates: Spring Panels TBD