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Lee Wellington ’13 on the Ground at JFK to Assist Those Affected by President’s Executive Order


Leslie (Lee) Wellington ’13 is featured in a New York Magazine story about the quick action taken by individuals who organized protests and legal services at JFK airport to help passengers affected by the president’s executive order on immigration.

“24 Hours at JFK: The Hour-by-Hour Account of Two Iraqis’ Detainment and Release,” follows the stories of several attorneys, local representatives, and protest organizers as the events unfolded on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Wellington—executive director of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance—and her husband, Ben, decided they needed to get involved. Ben created a Facebook event for a protest at JFK’s Terminal 4 that garnered thousands of attendees and international attention. The couple coordinated with organizers they knew at the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York Immigration Coalition, and Make the Road New York to help make it happen.

Read the story here.