Eyes on ICE: Documenting Abuses Against Immigrant Communities
Monday, April 1
A Presentation on WITNESS and its Documentation of ICE abuse
Palika Makam, US Program Coordinator, WITNESS
Diana Rosa, Operations Associate, WITNESS
WITNESS is a NY based organization that “makes it possible for anyone anywhere to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights.” You can learn more about them here: witness.org
Palika Makam is the US Senior Program Coordinator at WITNESS. She has produced video advocacy campaigns and trained activists all over the world – from Ferguson to The West Bank. At WITNESS, Palika leads US immigration focused work with Eyes on ICE – a project dedicated to supporting directly impacted communities and allies to document abuses against immigrant communities and use video to fight deportations and advocate for immigrant rights. Palika cofounded and ran The Babel Project – a nonprofit that teaches youth activists to use storytelling and documentary film to advocate for their communities and policy change. She holds a BA in Journalism and Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University, and MA in International Affairs concentrating in Human Rights and Media from The New School. She is the proud daughter of immigrants and the South Asian diaspora community that raised her.
Diana Rosa is a member of the Operations team at WITNESS, working closely with the Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology teams and supporting WITNESS’ increasingly global team. She received her MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, speaks Spanish, and has a background in human rights advocacy and forced migrations issues.
To learn more about how WITNESS conducts its training, works around the planet, you may attend these sessions to see more demonstrations of its important work:
Monday, April 1 2:00-2:50, Williams 317
Monday, April 1 4:00-5:15, Hill Center G05
Sponsored by the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and the Finger Lake Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) with support from the IC Honors Program and the Department of Sociology
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