2023 CARES Symposium, 03/24

"Immigrant Justice: Building Sanctuary in Philadelphia"


Friday, March 24
9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Martin G. McGuinn '67 Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 201)
John F. Scarpa Hall

For its third annual symposium, the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) will focus on organizing efforts surrounding the sanctuary movement in Philadelphia. The symposium will center on The Road to Sanctuary: Building Power and Community in Philadelphia by Amanda Armenta, Caitlin Barry and Abel Rodríguez. It will explore sanctuary in its various forms, including sanctuary city policies, organizing for sanctuary, and sanctuary within the context of the criminal justice system.

The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has approved this symposium for 2 Substantive CLE credits. Please note registration for this event is required. The cost of attendance is covered by a generous gift from Joseph Azrack '69 VSB. 



Subject to change

9:30-9:45 a.m.: Opening Remarks


9:45-11:00 a.m.: Panel – Creating Sanctuary Through Organizing Campaigns and City Policies

  • Caleb Arnold, Immigration Counsel, Philadelphia's District Attorney's Office
  • Blanca Pancheco, Co-Director, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia
  • William Stock, Immigration Attorney and Partner, Klasko Immigration Law Partners


11:00-11:15 a.m.: Reflections


11:15-11:30 a.m.: Break


11:30-12:45 p.m.: Featured Interview – Carmela Apolonia Hernandez


12:45-1:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks