Monday, September 17, 2012

S.A.M.E. & Centro Cultural Present Joint Event on Queer Immigrants

Queer Immigrants, Asylees and Refugee Seekers
 Explore Emerging Issues

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) and the Centro Cultural
De La Raza are presenting their first joint event on immigration issues and the Queer community Saturday, September 29, 6 to 9 p.m., at the 
Centro Cultural,
 2004 Park Boulevard in Balboa Park.
Experienced attorneys will speak about issues impacting Queer
immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, including the progress made 
in adjudicating claims by same-sex bi-national couples; the impact of
the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA) on the fates of Queer couples from different countries; the possible effects of the end of DoMA, either by litigation or repeal, on Queer immigrants and much more...

This event is the first direct collaboration between the Centro Cultural De La Raza a Queer community organization. The expected audience will be a good mix of people from both the uptown
communities of Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights and  Mission
Hills etc, as well as communities like Barrio Logan, Sherman
Heights, National City, and San Ysidro.
S.A.M.E. is an open,
democratically run organization committed to fighting for Queer rights
including marriage equality. It meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the San Diego LGBT Pride offices, 3620 30th Street in North Park.