Felician Events: Policing, Deportation, and Immigrant Rights

Three event announcements for people in the New York/New Jersey metro area (this announcement amends and supersedes an earlier one I put up):

Policing from a Cop’s Point of View
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 1-2:15 pm
“Ray’s Place,” Main Auditorium, Education Commons Building
Felician University’s Rutherford campus
227 Montross Ave.
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070

We live in a climate of opinion that is highly critical of the police: charges of racism, brutality, procedural irregularity and the like abound. But what is the experience of working police officers? How do they experience what they deal with on the job, and what do they think about the criticisms commonly made of them?

We’ll hear answers to these and other questions from four local police officers: Louis Mignone, a former detective for the West Orange Police Department (now an adjunct in Felician’s Department of Criminal Justice); Julie Ann Zeigler, a sergeant for the Rutherford Police Department; John Russo, Chief of Police for the Rutherford Police Department; and John Link, former Chief of Police of the Clifton Police Department (and an adjunct in Felician’s Department of Criminal Justice). The event is free and open to the public.

Immigration Enforcement and Removal Operations
James Laforge, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (Newark Field Office)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 2:30-4 pm
334 Kirby Hall, Felician’s Lodi campus

With fifteen years’ experience in the field, Mr. Laforge will be giving an overview of enforcement and removal operations for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Though intended primarily for students in my Phil 380 class, there is room for up to 20 additional attendees. If you’re interested, please contact me at khawajai at felician dot edu.

Defending the Rights of Immigrants and Refugees
Joyce Phipps, Esq., Casa de Esperanza
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 2:30-4 pm
334 Kirby Hall, Felician’s Lodi campus

Joyce Phipps is the founder and director of Casa de Esperanza, a legal aid organization for immigrants and refugees in Central New Jersey. She’ll be attending my Phil 380 class to share her insights on current issues in immigration law and deportation proceedings. This event is open primarily to members of the Felician University community, but I can accomodate a limited number of people from outside of the community. If you’re interested, please contact me by email, Irfan Khawaja, Associate Professor of Philosophy, khawajai at felician dot edu.

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