Friday, March 5
12:00 — 5:45 pm
250 Joralemon Street
Please note the following Sparer Forum Event Locations:
12:00pm: Luncheon (Subotnick Center)
1:30pm: Program/Moot Court Room
5:45pm: Reception (Subotnick Center)
About the Forum
Over 300,000 immigrants a year are detained by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security. These immigrants are held at facilities both run by, or under contract with, USICE and are wholly dependent on the facilities for the provision of healthcare. In recent years, studies by community-based organizations, the government, and media have uncovered systemic deficiencies in healthcare that have led to suffering and even death for persons held in immigration detention. This forum will grapple with the complex nature of the problem of providing healthcare to such a transient population including language barriers, costs, and government and institutional perceptions of the level of care appropriate for this population of detainees. Experts from the government, medical doctors, and communitybased immigrant advocacy organizations will discuss the scope of the problem, its public policy implications, and possible solutions grounded in administrative and legislative reform as well as litigation.
Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program
Safe Harbor Project
Center for Health, Science and Public Policy
Brooklyn Law School Professors Stacy Caplow, Karen Porter, and Dan Smulian organized this forum.
View flyer for more information.
- Nina Dozoretz and Homer Venters will not be participating in the program
- Dr. Jon Krohmer, Senior Medical Advisor, Office of Detention Policy and Planning, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be joining the program as a speaker
About The Sparer Program
The Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program honors the late Ed Sparer, Professor of Law and Social Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a 1959 graduate of Brooklyn Law School Established in 1985, the program inspires Brooklyn Law School students to work for justice and provide legal services to under-represented constituencies, and also fosters a strong public interest community at Brooklyn Law School. Directed by Professor Elizabeth M. Schneider, Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law, the program provides Sparer Fellows with paid summer internships and sponsors programs and symposia on public interest law.