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Saturday, May 4 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Trump, Lies and Immigration

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Donald Trump has made immigration the cornerstone of his political identity, at times stretching the truth to fire up his base and quiet his critics. Journalists have been left to parse the truth about family separation, immigrant caravans, and the national emergency declaration. Two journalists who have been doing the work share their approach to discerning fact from fiction, while two activists talk about the difficulties in countering the administration’s narrative.

Moderators
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Lilly Fowler

Staff Reporter, Crosscut
Lilly Fowler is a reporter at Crosscut. She focuses on immigration and religion, among other issues. Before Crosscut, she worked as a producer for the national program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, PBS. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Salon.com... Read More →

Speakers
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Sarah Stillman

Staff Writer, New Yorker
Sarah Stillman is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is also the director of the Global Migration Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she teaches a course on covering immigration and refugee issues. She has written on topics ranging from civil... Read More →
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Maru Mora Villalpando

Community Organizer, NWDC Resistance
Maru Mora Villalpando is a community organizer and undocumented immigrant. She was born and raised in Mexico City. Since she was very young in Mexico, she was involved in protests and marches and supporting work stoppages or strikes. In the US, she has spent many years focusing on... Read More →
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Jorge Baron

Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Jorge L. Baron has served as the Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) since April 2008, having previously worked as a staff attorney with the organization for two years. NWIRP is a nationally-recognized legal services organization dedicated solely to... Read More →
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Aura Bogado

Reporter, Reveal News
Aura Bogado is an investigative reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Her stories focus on immigration, with a particular focus on children. Most recently, she broke the story of systemic abuse in children's shelters nationwide, and also uncovered the story... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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